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Recognizing Presidents’ Day

A Look into Presidents' Day

This American holiday, originally established in 1885, was created in recognition of President George Washington's birthday. Previously held on February 22 (his actually birthday), the holiday now falls on the third Monday in February and serves as a day to honor and celebrate all U.S. presidents. Much like our other patriotic holidays celebrated nationwide, Presidents' day is often viewed as a time to remember the history of our great nation and is even decorated with event stagings and reenactments in several areas. School curriculum will even slow down from normal activity to reflect on the accomplishments of the presidents throughout the years, typically focusing on Washington and Lincoln since we are celebrating their birthdays, as well.

In the spirit of Presidents' Day, we would like to share this fun video from the History Channel that deconstructs the White House with some fun and interesting facts about the building and its inhabitants. Enjoy!