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Is Presidents Day a Federal Holiday: Official Name Washington's Birthday


Presidents Day or the official name is Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day). As Washington’s Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states. Presidents Day, a federal holiday honoring George Washington was originally implemented by an Act of Congress in 1880 for government offices in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. Most banks & post offices will be closed today!

Keep reading after the jump to find out more about Presidents Day & USPS!

According to the USPS Post Office, there is No United States Mail Delivery on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 21, 2011. Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. Postal Holiday, and all U.S Post Offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well.

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