Today is Presidents Day, a federal holiday to celebrate the birthday of President George Washington.  Implemented by Congress in 1879 to honor Washington, it was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen.

Presidents Day was originally celebrated annually on the date of Washington's birth, February 22nd.  In 1968, the Monday Holiday Law changed the day of the celebration to the third Monday in February.

According to the National Archives, neither Congress nor the President has ever said the official name of the holiday should be changed to "Presidents Day."  Most schools and post offices will be closed for the holiday, but a lot of businesses use the occasion to hold Presidents Day sales.