Washington's Birthday & President's Day (No School)

Washington's Birthday & President's Day (No School)
Paramount Unified School District

In 1885, the US Government decided to honor the first US president, George Washington, with his own federal holiday: Washington’s Birthday. It was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday*, February 22. In 1885, this day was a Sunday.

Almost one hundred years later, in 1971, the US Congress changed the date for Washington’s birthday celebration to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend. Congress never changed the name—federally, the holiday is still called “Washington’s Birthday.”

Copy to Google Calendar  •  Download iCal Event