Today, February 20, 2017 is President’s Day in the United States. This is a federal holiday so many schools will be closed. The post office also closes, so no mail will be delivered today. Banks also close as do all federal offices. On Mt Rushmore in South Dakota, the heads of four presidents are carved.
Here we honor former US Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. In 1885 a holiday was declared on February 22, to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, our first president. In 1971, the holiday was changed to the 3rd Monday in February and now honors all US Presidents. We wish you a very happy holiday today.