A History Of Our Weirdest Federal Holiday: Presidents Day
Federal Presidents Day is a myth; it's actually Washington's Birthday but not Washington's real birthday. And what's with the sales? We'll explain.By Sebastian Martinez | February 16, 2015
Presidents Day, or Washington's Birthday as it's officially known, is a peculiar little holiday.
You don't see Presidents Day parades, or Presidents Day fireworks — you don't really see much of anything outside of Presidents Day sales. (Video via U.S. National Archives)
"Shop overstock.com's biggest Presidents Day sale ever," the commercial says.