President’s Day is the third Monday in February each year, also known as Washington’s Birthday. This year it lands on February 17. This day not only honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln whose birthday are both in February, but all the presidents who have served in the United States. This day was actually celebrated on Washington’s Birthday the 22nd but when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect in 1968 it was moved. This makes President’s Day fall in between February 15 and the 21st each year.
To learn more about our presidents and their history check out some of the following books:
- The American Heritage Illustrated History of the Presidents (973 AME)
- Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians (973 MER)
- The White House: Actors and Observers (973 WHI)
- First Families/ The Impact of The White House on Their Lives (973 ANG)
- Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Powerful Office on Earth and the Men Who Have Occupied It (973.099 DAV)
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