Presidents Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is a US federal holiday and observed the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States. As there is no-one in your everyday life wh...more▼
Presidents Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is a US federal holiday and observed the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States. As there is no-one in your everyday life whom you would actually congratulate, the online retailers decide to congratulate you, offering lots of discounts, clearances, sales, codes and special offers. Generally, the Presidents' Day holiday is considered to be the first major sales day of the year by the retail industry, so it boasts a ton of promotions on everything from clothing to computers.
Although Presidents' Day only occurs on Monday, February 16 this year, the sales could eat up nearly the entire month. Most merchants will begin their sales the Friday before Presidents' Day, and go on carrying them through the weekend until next Monday. However, this year you can easily expect to be shopping Presidents' Day sales for about a 2-week period. Our team has already found the best offers and promotions for you, taking up to 80% off various categories of goods - from apparel to electronic devices and home & garden items.
Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated in honor of George Washington, "The Father of his Country" and the first President of the United States. It is also a state holiday in most of the US states where it is referred to by the names, such as “Presidents Day” and “Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday”. The holiday officially celebrates, Washington alone, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents, generally variating upon the state. Some states celebrate the duet of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
In the everyday life, the holiday is widely known as "Presidents Day" (with the possible spelling "Presidents’ Day") and is often an occasion to celebrate all US presidents. Children are lucky, as some schools, which used to close for a single day for both Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, now often close for the entire week (beginning with the Monday holiday) as a "mid-winter recess". For example, the New York City school district began doing so in the 1990s.
In Washington's adopted hometown (Alexandria, Virginia) celebrations are usually held all month long in February.