· Americans didn’t observe this holiday until 1832, over 100 years after George Washington’s birth.
· In George Washington’s home state of Virginia, the holiday is legally known as George Washington Day.
· This holiday has become well-known for being a day in which many stores hold sales. Because of all the Presidents’ Daysales that go on around the country, Presidents’ Day has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
· Since 1862, there has been a tradition in the United States Senate that George Washington's Farewell Address is read on his birthday.
· The George WashingtonBirthplace National Monument in Westmoreland County, Virginia holds an annual birthday celebration on Presidents’ Day.
· Mount Vernon honors George Washington with a birthday celebration weekend and an annual free entry day.
· To learn more about American presidents’people can browse the virtual museum or view the video archives at C-SPAN’s "American Presidents" series at the American Presidents website, AmericanPresidents.org.