Presidents’ Day Monday, February 21, 2022 – No School

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 16:24
Presidents' Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 -- No School

This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 21. Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? And why do we commonly call it “Presidents’ Day” when the observed federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”? 

Historically, Americans began celebrating George Washington’s Birthday just months after his death, long before Congress declared it a federal holiday. It was not until 1879, under President Rutherford B. Hayes, that Washington’s Birthday became a legal holiday, to be observed on his birthday, February 22 in the District of Columbia. In 1885 it was expanded to the whole country.

Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

Some historical presidential quotes:
“Believe you can, and you're halfway there.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” ~Thomas Jefferson
“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” ~George Washington
“I cannot live without books.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” ~Harry Truman
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“You don't lead by hitting people over the head—that's assault, not leadership.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” ~John F. Kennedy

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