This day marks the celebration of the birthdays of two great Presidents’ of our country-George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Though their real birthdays are Feb 22nd and 12th respectively, in the year 1968, the government of the United States designated the 3rd Monday of every February as the Presidents’ Day.
In some states this day is also celebrated as a tribute to the contributions made by all the President’s of the country so far.
Over the years, the Presidents’ Day has come to be associated as a long weekend holiday. While some states still hold separate celebrations for Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthday (on their real birthdays), most of them observe Presidents’ Day as a single official holiday.