From Washington to Trump, President's Day in the United States

From Washington to Trump, President's Day in the United States

Championed by Senator Robert McClory of IL, this law sought to shift the celebration of several federal holidays from specific dates to a series of predetermined Mondays. The post office is closed on Presidents' Day and will not deliver the mail on Monday. When Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. was added - as it's properly known - it, too, was designated as a Monday.

Today's national holiday - held on the third Monday in February - celebrates the country's history and the men who held the presidential office. That moved New Year's Day to January 1, in addition to causing a refiguring of dates. This Presidents' Day, test your knowledge of American history by taking our USA presidents quiz and putting all the presidents in order chronologically, from the most recent all the way back to Washington.

California officially avoids the whole mess, with the state code referring to an unspecified holiday on the third Monday in February.

Today is President's Day, a federal and state holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Take a look at United States Code 5 U.S.C. 6103 and see for yourself.

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To make the Washington/Jefferson combo even stranger, Jefferson's birthday isn't until April 13. This proved to be a point of contention for lawmakers from George Washington's home state of Virginia, and the proposal was eventually dropped.

I think he deserves his birthday to be called by its proper name.

Monday is Presidents' Day, and schools, city offices and banks will be closed. It appeared to many that a federal holiday now existed to celebrate both Washington and Lincoln-as well as America's other 43 commanders in chief.

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