Stop calling it ‘President’s Day’

MINOT, N.D. — Today is a federal holiday, which means a lot of government workers are enjoying the last day of a three-day weekend while most of we private sector peasants slog through another Monday.

Yet, today is not “President’s Day,” though that’s the term used on calendars and in car dealership marketing.

That holiday doesn’t exist.

At least not in federal law.

The name of this holiday is George Washington’s Birthday, and we’d do well to remember it. But thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, made law to create a series of three-day weekends, it never falls on his actual birthday as it did when it was celebrated from 1879 until the aforementioned act of Congress.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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