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This is why we celebrate Presidents Day in February

Presidents Day may seem like a chance to shop for some sales and enjoy a long weekend, but when the holiday first started, it had a much deeper meaning. The first incarnation of Presidents Day actually began with George Washington. After his death in 1799, citizens unofficially remembered him on his actual birthday, Feb. 22. According to History, that date became a federal holiday in 1879 for the District of Columbia, and in 1885, the holiday was expanded to the whole country.


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