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)
- Features Presidential Factfile www
Features extensive collection of presidential trivia. Presidential Factfile.
- 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.
- Reflects Annie's Presidents Day Page www
Reflects on the holiday from a Christian perspective. Annie's Presidents Day Page.
- 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?.
- "An The Life of Abraham Lincoln www
"An Illustrated Timeline for Young Readers". Life of Abraham Lincoln. Simple biography illustrated by first-graders. There's notes for teachers and a gallery for more children's contributions. The Life of Abraham Lincoln.
- Possible Another Face of Lincoln? www
Possible new Lincoln discovery is a miniature painting, Face of Lincoln?, believed to be dated 1840. Another Face of Lincoln?.
- How Apotheosis of George Washington www
How Washington's image has changed and been manipulated to make him the ultimate American hero. George Washington. "Politically, socially - and of course, commercially - Washington's image has become an easily-recognized and powerful tool." Apotheosis of George Washington.
- Explore George Washington: A National Treasure www
Explore interactive portrait to learn about George Washington. Washington: A National Treasure. Also includes a chronology and lesson plans. George Washington: A National Treasure.
- A Presidential Factfile www
A comprehensive collection of photographs, Factfile, biographies, quizzes, and trivia from Infoplease.com. Presidential Factfile.
- Find Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies www
Find pictorial records of the first families from the Library of Congress Prints and Photograph Division. Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies.
- Alexa: Presidents' Day Holidays
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Presidents' Day Holidays
- DMOZ: Presidents' Day Holidays
dmoz.org Directory: Presidents' Day Holidays