It was originally celebrated as President George Washington’s birthday, but since the date of his birth differed on two different calendars at the time, the government declared it the third Monday of February (or they just wanted their three day weekend)
President Washington’s birthday is Feb. 22nd (tomorroooooow!)
One of two people to have their birthday recognized nationwide (the other being Martin Luther King)
There are four president’s with a birthday in Feb: George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Reagan, and some other guy (jk it’s William Henry Harrison, but I had to look that one up)
President’s day is not actually a nationwide holiday, but a federal holiday (meaning each state can celebrate it as either Washington’s Birthday or President’s Day, or I believe that is correct to my understanding)
I hope everyone is more informed about this holiday like I am! Enjoy your day of rest!
My dad and I were watching a tv show and it was one of those episodes where the teenager has an attitude problem with their parents. So basically, their doctor (who is quite handsome might I add) is being all sassy with her and tells her to call him by his first name and such. You probably know the rest. He ends up winning her trust for being the “cool” guy.
Then my dad told me about how the neighbor teen across the street called my dad dude, and my dad ended up lecturing him on calling him Mr. or Sir, but never dude. The kid was apparently taken aback.
It seems that so many parents want to appear “cool” and nonchalant about what teens refer to them by, but I feel that they use it too loosely now. It is so weird to me how respect seems to be slipping further and further away from society, and I am no exception in a couple things that I do or say.
When I get older and have children, I hope respect will not have completely gone out the window where ever I live. If so, then I guess I’ll just have to teach my children some good lessons long lost.