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“Washington’s Birthday [Feb. 22] 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. Colloquially, it is widely known as “Presidents Day” and is often an occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is also in February [Feb. 12]. The term “Presidents Day” was informally coined in a deliberate attempt to use the holiday to honor multiple presidents and is virtually always used that way today.
“In the following states and possessions, Washington’s Birthday is an official state holiday and known as…Presidents’ Day in Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington,” quoting Wikipedia.
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