All over Long Island there are children off from school for winter break. Our post offices and banks are closed. Many businesses are also closed for the day. And the team at Tango, Tango & Tango, Inc. is paying tribute to the fearless leaders of the United States! We’re sharing fun Presidents Day facts.
Fun Presidents Day Facts
Every third Monday of February we celebrate the life and legacy of our Nation’s Presidents. However, you probably didn’t know this about Presidents Day:
- The day became a Federal holiday in 1879.
- Presidents Day is still officially called Washington’s Birthday by the Federal Government.
- States are welcome to call the 3rd Monday of February whatever they want as the government never put through the proposal to OFFICIALLY rename the holiday Presidents Day.
- Most states don’t use Washington’s Birthday and call it President’s Day, or Presidents Day.
- In the 1980s retail stores started using President’s Day as a big sale day to get rid of older stock.
Most of us grew up calling it Presidents Day, never realizing the United States Government still calls it Washington’s Birthday, after the U.S.A.’s first President! Pretty interesting stuff you can use to impress your family, friends and those kids who are home on their winter recess.