Happy President’s Day Hofstra Comrades!
Do you take the day off today but don’t really know much about it? Do you crave to know some fun facts. Fear not, here are some facts about the holiday you can learn about and share with your friends:
1) President’s Day is actually our first President, George Washington’s Birthday!
2) In 1879, approximately one century later, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed the bill making February 22nd a federal holiday.
3) It became common in the late 1980s for retailers to use Presidents’ Day as a day to sell off old stock
4) Since 1888, George Washington’s Farewell Address has been read in the senate on February 22nd of most years.
5) There were four presidents born in February including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Harrison and Ronald Reagan. Most celebrate Presidents’ Day in honor of the first two.