Presidents Day 2018: When is it and how did the holiday get started?

 Fiza Pirani – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  10:47 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018


To many Americans, Presidents Day means retail sales and discounts or even a day off, if they’re lucky. But what is the holiday really about?

Presidents Day always falls on the third Monday in February. This year, the federal holiday is on Monday, Feb. 19.

The celebratory day was established in 1885 to commemorate President George Washington’s birthday, which was actually on Feb. 22. Read More…