This year in the United States, Monday, Feb. 15 is celebrated as Washington’s Birthday, a federal holiday. George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born on February 22, 1732.

The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 moved all federal holidays to Monday so federal worker could enjoy more three-day weekends. Washington’s Birthday always falls on the third Monday in February, which can be anywhere from the 15th to the 21st, inclusive.

Some refer to the holiday as Presidents’ Day and use this day to remember all the presidents.

Sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln at Mt. Rushmore National Monument South Dakota. AP photo

Happy Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day. For those in the U.S., I hope you have a day off.