More than just a long weekend, the third Monday of February is the official celebration of President George Washington’s birthday in the United States. While it began in 1885 as a day to recognize Washington’s birthday, this February holiday has been transformed in the late 20th century to a celebration of all U.S. presidents from the past and the present.
To celebrate President’s Day 2016, we want to share ten facts about a variety of U.S. presidents and about the holiday itself:
No matter which of the forty-four presidents you consider to be the greatest, it is undeniable that their varied lives and experiences have helped to profoundly shape the United States of America. And that is something to celebrate!