Presidents' Day celebrates the birthday of the first president of the United States, George Washington. It falls on the third Monday of February, although Washington's birthday was recorded as the 22nd of February.
Upcoming Dates & Where They Are Celebrated
Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It is considered a federal holiday in all states, except Indiana (where it is celebrated in December). Here are the upcoming dates for your holiday calendar:
- Monday, February 20, 2017
- Monday, February 19, 2018
- Monday, February 18, 2019
- Monday, February 17, 2020
- Monday, February 15, 2021
- Monday, February 21, 2022
- Monday, February 20, 2023
- Monday, February 19, 2024
- Monday, February 17, 2025
Where Is Presidents' Day Considered A Holiday?
It is considered an observed holiday, so many businesses are open regular hours. Public transportation in most states will run as normal, although there may be exceptions in certain areas. The post office, however, will not operate on Presidents' Day. School is often already out, due to the winter break. Indiana chooses to observe Presidents' Day in December, instead of February.
Festivities & Events During Presidents' Day
Many stores choose to celebrate Presidents' Day with great sales on merchandise. So if you're looking to find a great deal on something you've had your eye on, watch the local stores around Presidents' Day. There aren't many celebrations held, as far as parades go. Although many will take the time to reflect on the accomplishments of the first president, Washington.
A Brief History Of Presidents' Day
George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He ran for two consecutive terms, remaining president from 1789 to 1797. Prior to becoming the president, he was a key member in the victory over the British in 1783. He is often referred to as the father of the United States.