A Brief History of Presidents' Day

posted Feb 16, 2014, 4:16 PM by Unknown user
    President's Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. Officially titled George Washington's Birthday, the holiday was officially implemented by Congress in 1879. The first attempts to turn the holiday into a day for all Presidents were in 1951, with the aim of making the holiday not about George Washington but honoring the office of the President in general. Another proposition was to move the holiday to March 4th (America's original Inauguration Day). But, none of these attempts succeeded. Following a push from advertisers, the term "President's Day" began its national appearance, and has remained so to this day.