When Is Presidents’ Day?


Having originally been designated to celebrate President Washington’s birthday, it was first celebrated in 1792 on his actual birthday, February 22.  It was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen and while it’s still called Washington’s birthday, it has since evolved to be a celebration of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays commonly known as “Presidents’ Day”.  Today it also honors all American presidents.

No longer celebrated on Washington’s birthday, the modern day Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February.

Presidents’ Day is on the following days:

February 21, 2011

February 20, 2012

February 18, 2013

February 17, 2014

February 16, 2015

February 15, 2016

February 20, 2017

February 19, 2018

February 18, 2019

February 17, 2020