As most Penn students are excited for February 16 because there is no school, we must not forget the importance and history that is known as President’s Day.

Here are some interesting facts about this widely known holiday:

1. It is always on the 3rd Monday of February.

2. It was originally a day to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

3. Most people today view it as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents.

4. In 1879, Rutherford B. Hayes signed this holiday into law.

Students should take this day as time to reflect on past presidents and enjoy the day we have off.



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