President’s Day (Watch this package!)

It’s time to gear up for one of the most iconic holidays in American history – Presidents Day! Mark your calendars for the third Monday of February, as we come together to honor the trailblazing leaders who have shaped the future of our great nation. This year, on Monday, February 20th, 2023, let’s celebrate the legacy of these remarkable individuals and pay homage to their contributions in helping our country.

The holiday is significant because it honors the country’s past Presidents and leaders, recognizing their efforts to American history and the nation’s development. It is also a time to reflect on the principles and values that have guided the country throughout its history and to celebrate the democratic ideals that have made the country great. President’s Day provides an opportunity for Americans to celebrate the legacy of the country’s leaders and to learn about the history of the nation.

Presidents Day was originally established to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The holiday was first officially proclaimed by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879 and was originally celebrated on February 22nd, which was Washington’s birthday. In 1968, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed, moving the celebration of Presidents Day to the third Monday in February, to create a three-day weekend for federal employees.

Every year around this time there are a lot of entertaining and educational events. One of the most popular events of the day is the Presidential Impersonators’ Parade. Impersonators of famous presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, among others, will march down Pennsylvania Avenue and entertain crowds with their speeches and witty humor. The parade, which has been a staple of the President’s Day celebration for the past several years, is a great way for families and history buffs alike to learn about the country’s leaders in a fun and interactive way.

Another exciting event on the schedule is the Presidential Trivia Challenge. Participants will test their knowledge of presidential history and compete for prizes. The challenge covers a range of topics, from the founding of the country to current events, and is designed to be both educational and entertaining.

In addition to these events, museums and historical sites across the country are offering special tours and exhibitions showcasing the legacy of the country’s presidents. Visitors can learn about the struggles and triumphs of leaders such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and how they shaped the country into what it is today.

By Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty teaches English and Mass Media Studies at Penn High School. He advises the Penn News Network and manages the PNN Studio and news room. For more information, navigate your browser to