"Many think we celebrate both Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays on Presidents' Day, but the truth is that Lincoln's birthday, February 12, was never designated as a federal holiday".
And, of course, federal and state offices will be closed as will county and city offices.
Schools are closed across the board, from grade schools all the way up to universities and everything in between.
Presidents Day 2017 It's Presidents Day 2017, a time to celebrate our nation's leaders, both past and present, though, with the election of Donald Trump, the hashtag #NotMyPresident has been trending online. But if you weren't able to take care of a permit or some other business last week, don't try today. But no such holiday exists in federal law, and only a handful of states officially recognize it.
Because most government offices are closed, garbage pick-up and street sweeping could be pushed back to Tuesday.
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General George Washington (1732 - 1799) stands in the prow of a rowing boat crossing the DE to seek safety in Pennysylvania after defeat by the British.
While Presidents Day began as an unofficial holiday to celebrate George Washington's February 22 birthday, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1879, when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law, and not a national bank holiday until six years later, according to the History Channel. In 17 states it was Presidents' Day (plural possessive), in five states it was Presidents Day (plural), and in four states it was President's Day (singular possessive).
"Do we also celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Presidents' Day?" Since 1971, when Congress passed the federal Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Washington's birthday is observed on the third Monday in February.
Lincoln's birthday was an official holiday for California state employees until 2009, when it was eliminated along with Columbus Day as a cost-saving measure.
The holiday later became an occasion to pay tribute to the first president, George Washington, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, albeit more recently it has become a holiday to honor all US presidents past and present.
But dozens of states celebrate the presidential legacy, or the hope of getting a really great deal on a vehicle, on the same day. Wouldn't a single Presidents Day, on an agreed upon date, be enough? Even Hallmark doesn't have a line of Presidents Day greeting cards.