Presidents’ Day 2019: Background, Celebration & Everything you need to know about: Washington’s Birthday is celebrated on every third Monday of February in order to honour George Washington. This day observes the United States federal holiday. This year in 2019, the Washington’s Birthday is going to be celebrated on Monday, 18 February 2019.
George Washington is the first President of the United States. He was born on 22 February 22, 1732. From the time when the Uniform Federal Holidays Act of 1971 was established, the observance started occurring in the middle of February 15 and 21.
At the present, the day is also commonly known as Presidents’ Day and is frequently an occasion to honour not just George Washington but also the current president and all persons who have worked as president.
In most of the states the day is a state holiday, with official names comprising Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, President’s Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday. Depending upon the particular law, the state holiday might formally celebrate Washington only, Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whose birth date is February 12), or certain former combination of U.S. presidents such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson (whose birthday is in April).
Presidents’ Day Background
George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His served the country as a President in the first term from 1789 to 1793 as well as his second term from the year 1793 to 1797.
Even before becoming president, he played significant roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to win over the British in 1783. With time and again Washington seen to be as the father of the United States and is perhaps the best known American politician ever.
The resemblance and name of George Washington can still be oserved in several places in the United States. In Mount Rushmore National Memorial at South Dakota there is the portrait of him carved with three other American presidents. There are at least three universities which are are named after him in the nation.
In 1880, Washington’s Birthday was initially celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia. The day was then was made a federal holiday in the year 1885. The holiday was initially held on the birth anniversary of George Washington that is on February 22, but in the year 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.
Lawfully, this holiday is elected as “Washington’s Birthday”. However additional organizations such as state and local governments and private companies may use further names, it is the federal government’s course of action to constantly refer to holidays by the names titled in the law.
Presidents’ Day Celebrations
Washington’s Birthday is occasionally known as Presidents’ Day. The reason behind it because of most states have approved Washington’s Birthday, some states formally rejoice Presidents’ Day.
On this day various events are held to remember the work of all the presidents of United States particularly George Washington. Schools frequently start up the events and lessons for students about the presidents of the United States and George Washington in specific. It is also a very prevalent day for stores to start their sales.
On this day post the picture of George Washington along with any favourite president of yours, quote some message or thought about them and post it with a hashtag # Washington’sBirthday or # Presidents’Day.