Jan 26

Fun Facts About President’s Day

President's Day Fun


President’s Day is about more than just a long weekend. This holiday has its own special roots. Have a little President’s Day fun with your kids this year and share with them these facts about this U.S. holiday.

“President’s Day” is a Nickname

President’s Day isn’t the official name of this federal holiday. This holiday is officially titled Washington’s Birthday. The first president of the United States was born on February 22nd, 1732, but the holiday now more commonly known as President’s Day falls on the third Monday of February each year.

Why Celebrate?

At Gateway Buick GMC, we love to learn the purposes behind holidays. In this case, President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday is designated as a time to celebrate our country’s line of presidents. One of the reasons that Washington’s Birthday became President’s Day is because it falls close to the birthday of another historically great president: Abraham Lincoln.

Get to Know the Presidents

In order to honor this U.S. holiday, take some time to learn about our presidents. For instance, did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on T.V.? Or that the two presidents who signed the Constitution were James Madison and George Washington? Or that Woodrow Wilson is the only president to be buried in Washington D.C.?

Choose a president or two this President’s Day and learn how they had their own unique impact on American history. Tell us about what you learned in the comments below, and have a great President’s Day from all of us at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO!

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