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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Two Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library www
Two collections about Abraham Lincoln: his papers (20, Lincoln's Virtual Library,000 items, mostly from his presidency) and contemporaneous sheet music (over 200 songs). A cooperative project with the Library of Congress. Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library.
- Featuring Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission www
Featuring Illinois state and regional resources celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
- Fact American President: George Washington www
Fact file and comprehensive biographical sketch based on PBS series. President: George Washington. Includes lesson plans and links. American President: George Washington.
- Describes Medical History of George Washington www
Describes Washington's illnesses. Medical History of George Washington.
- Includes Presidents of the United States www
Includes information about U. the United States.S. Presidents, including biographies, campaign histories, trivia, genealogy, and museums. Presidents of the United States.
- Encyclopedia Wikinfo - President of the United States of America www
Encyclopedia article which examines the roles and powers of the American Presidency. Wikinfo - President of the United States of America.
- Alexa: Presidents' Day Holidays
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Presidents' Day Holidays
- DMOZ: Presidents' Day Holidays
dmoz.org Directory: Presidents' Day Holidays