Presidents Day (Holiday)

Presidents Day is a US federal holiday held on the third Monday of February to commemorate the presidents of the United States and celebrate the birthday of the 1st president, George Washington. But not all states observe this holiday, such as Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. It is a 3-day weekend for Americans whose state and businesses do. Many stores run special sales/promotions leading up to this holiday.


Traditional Food

None

Superstitions

None

Customs

Honors: Government offices usually hold a public speech and celebration

Travel Tips

Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday observed in most states within the USA (except Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin). Please plan accordingly. Contact businesses directly to find out if they have any special holiday hours.

  • Holiday Travel:
    • While not as busy of a travel day you should still make reservations early
    • It is a 3-day extended weekend for Americans whose state and business observes the holiday
    • Airfare, car rentals, and lodging may charge premium holiday rates
    • Hotels and other accommodations may require a minimum length of stay
    • Expect traffic on Friday and Monday
  • Hours:
    • Non-essential government offices will be closed
    • Most businesses (including groceries and restaurants) will be open but may have limited hours
    • National parks may have limited hours
    • Public transportation may have limited hours
  • Road Closures:
    • Roads may be closed ahead of time for parades and other celebrations; they remain closed for an extended period of time afterwards for cleanup 
  • Free Street Parking:
    • On-street parking meters are generally free on federal holidays and federally observed holidays but may be affected if the state does not observe the holiday (see meter, street sign, or city transportation website)
    • On-street parking meters are generally free on Sundays (see meter or street sign)
  • Sales:
    • Some businesses, especially big department stores, have promotional sales leading up to the holiday

Event Location

Event Timing

  • Date:February 21, 2022