Whether or not you currently love the man in the big white house, I think we can all agree that a long weekend is not a controversial event. This workless Monday has the grand title of “President’s Day” and for many of us that simply translates to “no school or work.” While I relished in my ability to sleep in and put off homework for one more day, I found myself wondering why it is that this day is being celebrated. If you’re at all curious, or just want to put off your homework a little longer: below are some fast facts about this vague, yet appreciated, holiday.

  1. After George Washington’s death in 1799, February 22nd became a holiday know as “Washington’s Birthday” to celebrate the day the first president was born.
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