Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor ofGeorge Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive.
Colloquially, the day is also now widely known as Presidents' Day and is often an occasion to honor the incumbent president and all persons who have served as president, not just George Washington.
The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names includingWashington's Birthday, Presidents' Day,President's Day, and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Abraham Lincoln(whose birthday is February 12), or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).
When used with the intention of celebrating more than one individual, the form "Presidents' Day" was usual in the past. In recent years, as the use of attributive nouns (nouns acting as modifiers) has become more widespread, the form "Presidents Day" has become more common; theAssociated Press Stylebook, most newspapers and some magazines use this form.
Presidents Day can never be the same as it once was.Maybe we're better served by returning to the traditional day of celebrating and honoring the very first President of the United States and the Office of President. ....
And yes, for obvious reasons, I am conflicted and ambivalent about this suggestion.
However, consider this:
If Trump were Washington, our Democracy and the Republic would have been choked to death in infancy....
The Revolutionary War would have been all for naught.