George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom

George Washington’s birthday reconsidered

By John L. Loeb, Jr.
Courtesy: The Star-Telegram
Published February 6, 2015

Let’s give his birthday back to George Washington.

Is there some timely reason? Yes.

Since 1879, Washington’s Birthday, February 22, has been celebrated as a Federal Holiday—although, in 1968, as part of a grand plan to create three-day “holiday” weekends, it was pegged to the third Monday of the month.

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