Until 1971, the United States observed both February 12 and February 22 federal public holidays. On February 12, the nation honored the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, and on February 22, the nation honored the birthday of George Washington. In 1971 President Richard Nixon issued a proclamation establishing Presidents' Day, a single federal public holiday, which would honor all presidents of the United States of America. Presidents' Day is observed on the 3rd Monday of February. Sites included in this section focus on observances of Presidents' Day. Specific information about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or other U.S. presidents is available in linked categories. Presidents' Day Holidays Society.
Colloquially, it is now widely known as Presidents Day, a term deliberately coined to change the holiday into one honoring multiple presidents, and is often an occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington. (wikipedia)
- Reflects Annie's Presidents Day Page www
Reflects on the holiday from a Christian perspective. Annie's Presidents Day Page.
- Online Presidents' Day at FamilyEducation.com www
Online quizzes about past U. Day at FamilyEducation.com.S. presidents and discussion ideas for families. Presidents' Day at FamilyEducation.com.
- Describes Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday? www
Describes the development of the holiday, Day or Washington's Birthday?, links to presidential and first lady biographies, and trivia. Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday?.
- Features Presidential Factfile www
Features extensive collection of presidential trivia. Presidential Factfile.
- Profile History.com - Abraham Lincoln www
Profile of the 16th President includes video and audio galleries along with his biography, Abraham Lincoln, a timeline and transcripts of major speeches. History.com - Abraham Lincoln.
- The A Challenge to the Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln www
The research of one of Lincoln's descendants, Challenge to the Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, according to the North Carolina tradition. A Challenge to the Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln.
- Read George Washington - Fight the Bias www
Read the biography, Washington - Fight the Bias, quotes and historical facts surrounding the first president of the United States. George Washington - Fight the Bias.
- Dedicated Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens www
Dedicated to Washington's home in Virginia. Vernon Estate & Gardens. Visitor guide, virtual tour and educational resources. Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens.
- Official The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden www
Official exhibit site of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. Traces the history and culture of the presidency from 1789 through 2000. The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.
- Short The Presidents of the United States www
Short history of the U. Presidents of the United States.S. Presidency, along with biographical sketches and portraits of all the presidents to date. From the official White House site. The Presidents of the United States.
- Alexa: Presidents' Day Holidays
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Presidents' Day Holidays
- DMOZ: Presidents' Day Holidays
dmoz.org Directory: Presidents' Day Holidays