The History of Presidents' Day
The History of Our Holidays
Presidents' Day started out on George Washington's birthday and was established as a federal holiday in 1885. Today, it celebrates all U.S. presidents and is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. How and why was this change made? In this book, readers find out the answer and more. Carefully chosen photographs correlate with the text written especially for young readers. The historical context included complements the early elementary social studies curriculum as well as encourages an understanding of the role of the president in our nation.