Happy Birthday George Washington

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As the winter comes to a close, the United States tips her hat of to those who have ruled over this country. On the third Monday of February, this country celebrates President’s Day. The holiday was originally established in 1885, in honor of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Though it is known to the nation as President’s Day, the federal government still officially calls it “Washington’s Birthday.” This day grew in popularity after it was moved as part of the 1971 Uniform Holiday Act. This Act was created in an attempt to have more three-day weekends for the population’s workers. Today President’s Day is now viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S presidents, past and present.

In honor of this holiday, Deerfield Beach High School and schools around the country will have a day off, Monday February 15th. This day off follows the Valentine’s Day holiday, which is the Sunday before. Broward County’s next time off will be Spring Break, which takes place during the month of March.