In the short video above, we take a light-hearted look at the confusion over the name of this holiday.
This U.S. public holiday is observed on the Third Monday in February. This year it fell on Monday 18th February 2019.
Known as Washington's Birthday, this is one of the 10 US legal federal holidays, though it is not a public holiday in all states. Many states may also have a different official name for the holiday. There will be no postal service and while some banks may close, most businesses remain open.
Did you know
38 states and District of Columbia observe a state holiday on this day, with an impressive 14 different variations of the name for the holiday between them.
The following is a list of how each state observes President's Day. Please contact us with any corrections or extra comments to help make this list an even better resource.
|Alabama||George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday|
|Arkansas||George Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day|
|Delaware||No holiday observed|
|District of Columbia||Washington's Birthday|
|Florida||No holiday observed|
|Georgia||Washington’s Birthday||Observed on 24 Decemebr|
|Indiana||Washington’s Birthday||May be observed on Christmas Eve, Day after Christmas or Day after Thanksgiving|
|Iowa||No holiday observed|
|Kansas||No holiday observed|
|Kentucky||No holiday observed|
|Louisiana||No holiday observed|
|Maine||Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day|
|Massachusetts||Washington’s Birthday / Presidents' Day|
|Mississippi||George Washington’s Birthday|
|New Hampshire||President’s Day|
|New Jersey||Presidents Day|
|New Mexico||President’s Day||Observed day after Thanksgiving|
|New York||Washington’s Birthday|
|North Carolina||No holiday observed|
|North Dakota||Recognition of the birthday of George Washington|
|Rhode Island||No holiday observed|
|South Carolina||George Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day|
|South Dakota||Presidents' Day|
|Utah||Washington and Lincoln Day|
|Virginia||George Washington Day|
|West Virginia||President’s Day|
|Wisconsin||No holiday observed|