Facts About Presidents Day 2023

Our facts about Presidents Day will tell you the most interesting things to know about this time. You’ll discover how it got started and other fun information.

Presidents Day Facts

  1. Presidents Day is celebrated every third Monday of February and is a federal holiday.
  2. It was originally established in 1885 on George Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1732.
  3. Washington’s Birthday was observed unofficially throughout the 1800s and, by the 1870s, was made into a federal holiday.
  4. In 1968, it was moved to the third Monday in February because of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
  5. The date for the celebration this year is February 20th, 2023.
  6. The holiday was created in order to help make more three-day weekends for workers.
  7. The holiday was only recognized in the District of Columbia until 1885 when it became recognized across the nation.
  8. Washington’s birthday was the first federal holiday to celebrate a person’s life.
  9. Uniform Monday Holiday Act not only moved the date of Presidents Day, but it also moved the dates of Columbus Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans.
  10. Most banks and schools are closed on Presidents Day. The NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, and the Post Office are also closed on this day.
  11. Because Presidents Day is on the third Monday of February, it can only be celebrated between February 15th and February 21st.
  12. Some states refer to Presidents Day by other names such as Washington’s Birthday, Washington and Lincoln Day, or other names.
  13. Delaware is one of a few states that does not officially observe Washington’s Birthday as a federal holiday.
  14. Some states honor all Presidents on Presidents Day, while others may honor only Washington, Lincoln, or both.
  15. In 2024, the holiday will be celebrated on February 19th, and in 2025, it will be celebrated on February 17th.

Other fun facts about Presidents

Lincoln monument representing facts about president
  • George Washington was the only president to be unanimously elected, with all state representatives voting for him.
  • The only two US presidents who signed the Constitution were George Washington and James Madison.
  • The tallest president ever was Abraham Lincoln, who was 6’4.
  • The first president ever to appear on television was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • The youngest person ever elected as president was John F Kennedy, while the youngest person to serve as president was Teddy Roosevelt.
  • President Biden is the oldest person to be elected and serve as president.

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