Presidents Day 2017 falls on the third Monday in February in the United States. It is also known as Washington’s Birthday, after George Washington, the first president of the United States.
Interesting facts about the presidents day 2017 is that this day is celebrated in the honor of the first president George Washington.
Here are some more presidents day facts 2017
1) KNOWN AS WASHINGTON’S DAY ABRAHAM LINCOLN
It is not known as the President’s day, the holiday was declared by the name “Washington’s Birthday” according to the Federal Government policy. Still many states choose to call this day “Presidents Day” instead of “Washington’s Birthday”.
2) ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Some states celebrate Presidents day as Abraham Lincoln birthday along with George Washington birthday because Lincoln birthday (12 February) falls close to the Washington’s Birthday but it is not declared as the federal holiday.
3) NEVER COINCIDES WITH ACTUAL BIRTHDAY
There is a strange fact behind the presidents day that it never falls on the actual birthdays of any American president. Actually Washington birthday is on 22 February and Abraham Lincoln birthday is on 12 February but the president’s day for 2015 is on 16 February (third Monday of Feb). President’s birthday for 2013, 2014 and 2016 falls on 18, 17 and 15 February which never coincides with their actual birthday.
4) ACTUAL DATE SHIFTED
The actual date of the “Washington’s Birthday” was the same date as the actual birth date of the George Washington but in 1971 the holiday was shifted to the third Monday of February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
Cherries are used to make Desserts to celebrate “Washington’s Birthday”. Cherries are very popular and not only desserts but other dishes are made using cherries. This relates to a story that if one asked George Washington that he’d cut down a cherry tree than he could not tell a lie.