George Washington's Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress.Howie P.S.: The first President of the United States was also a hemp farmer, though his personal use of the plant is the subject of some debate. Gotta love the hairdo, though. With this advance notice, we can commence to plan some appropriate celebration. First a birthdate must be agreed upon... or both 2/11 and 2/22 could be chosen for "thanks and praises."
Federal holidays apply only to the federal government and the District of Columbia; Congress has never declared a national holiday binding in all states and each state decides its own legal holidays.
George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, which placed Washington's birth on February 22, 1732. MORE...