Washington's Birthday


Definition of Washington's Birthday

1 : February 22 formerly observed as a legal holiday in most of the states of the U.S.
2 : the third Monday in February observed as a legal holiday in most of the states of the U.S.

called also Presidents' Day

First Known Use of Washington's Birthday

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Washington's Birthday

George Washington

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“Washington's Birthday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Washington%27s%20Birthday. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Washington's Birthday

: the third Monday in February celebrated in the U.S. as a holiday in honor of the birthday of George Washington

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