What's open, closed on Presidents Day 2018?

Wendy Jensen
February 22, 2018

The holiday, which falls on Monday, Feb. 19 this year, was initially established to honor George Washington, and the federal government still refers to the day as it was originally designated by law, calling it Washington's Birthday.

Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

But some presidents are more memorable than others.

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The legislation was considered by many as an ingenious form of creating more 72-hour weekends for workers, had a wide support of the private sector and trade unions and boosted retail sales. Diverse voices supported the suggestion to unite both dates as an alternative to give the same recognition to the US most famous statesmen in History, but the idea was not finally approved.

No state that was part of the Confederacy mentions Lincoln by name as part of its Presidents Day holiday. While Washington is alone in being named after a president, it is not in celebrating presidential legacies; most states since have joined celebration of two of our nation's most influential leaders. An Arkansas native, Bates was a civil rights activist who played a central role in the integration of Little Rock's Center High School in 1957. We commemorate our presidents.

It's been rough for George Washington's birthday, officially and unofficially.

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"By taking the time to remember and celebrate George Washington's life each February, all Americans have the opportunity to be grateful for the sacred Founding of this country and the values for which it stands", the primer read.

In its modern form, Presidents' Day is used by many patriotic and historical groups as a date for staging celebrations, reenactments and other events.

Schools: Closed. Some universities, such as Cleveland State, also closed.

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Have a great, but very reflective, President's Day!

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