The third Monday of February is celebrating as Presidents’ Day in honor of the first president of United States George Washington. But not only to remember Washington, this main aim of this day remembering and appreciate of all presidents of USA.
If we take close look the born of this day, president days’ celebration is very common in the world. There are very similar examples in England, Turkey etc. where people celebrate their own presidents birth day. In United States America, first attempt became in 1951 by Harold Stonebridge Fischer of California. He wanted to create a President’s Day National Committee to honor for all presidents and office of the presidency. Then in 1968 the law was signed to honor the birthday of both Washington and Lincoln and date was determined according to middle of their birthday which are February 11 and March 4. In middle of 1980’s, it became more popular thanks to advertisement policies and Presidents’ Day is started to celebrate all over United States in enthusiastic way.
Washington birthday is a symbol of founding country and leadership of running for whole United States, so he is considered Father of the Country by people. Public celebration generally based on his hometown Virginia in Presidents’ Day. There are very comprehensive events about Washington’s life and the first years of United States. Some people tribute the important situations to show people what have they lived in those years. George Fest is celebrated since 1902 by people and in 2007 United Stated society celebrated Washington 275th birthday.
How we talked about important of Washington for this day, in spelling President’s refers to much more presidents than one. So as was said above this day comes from Washington to remember all presidents of United States during its history. However, there are still some people use Washington Birthday to name this day.
In February 20, Presidents’ Day does not much affect people’s social life. In some states, some of shops owner just close their business according to spirit of holiday. Government services like public transportation and runs regularly except post offices. In school system also, some of school closes regarding semester holiday but some schools close just for a day to celebrate President’s’ Day.