The third Monday of February is early this year, so the holiday may have snuck up on people.
What started as an unofficial celebration of the anniversary of George Washington's birth became a federal holiday in the 1870s. In the late 1960s, the celebration was moved to its current date--the third Monday in February--and renamed Presidents' Day.
Now falling between Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays, the holiday has expanded to focus on the lives of all of our past presidents.
Looking for something to do this weekend? There's jazz, film festivals, and more.