On Monday, we'll celebrate President's Day.
The federal holiday was first established to commemorate the birthday of our first president, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. As the father of our country, this day was celebrated in the late 19th century with a great deal of patriotic fervor.
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed to create more three-day weekend for federal employees by moving dates of certain holidays from fixed dates to floating Mondays. President Nixon issued a proclamation in 1971 which declared the third Monday in February to be the official observation.
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