Happy Presidents Day 2021!!!

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Happy Presidents Day 2021!!! Today is Presidents Day, and for most workers in the U.S. and a day off from work.  Presidents Day was not always known as Presidents Day, in fact up until 1968 there was no Presidents Day.

Presidents Day was originally known as Washington's Birthday, and established in 1885 by President Chester Arthur.  Later many states decided that Abraham Lincoln was equally a great President, and started to celebrate his birthday as well.

In 1968 Congress decided that both days should be combined into one Holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of February, and call it Presidents Day.  Today few remember the two separate celebrations in honor of Washington and Lincoln, and think that it is in honor of all Presidents, and special Sales Promotions.

Today will be a work day for me, but I hope the rest of you get to enjoy a day off, and take the opportunity to spend quality time with your family, and honor our these two great Presidents. 


Happy Presidents Day 2021!!!

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Comments (19)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Today's a work day for me, too, George. We march to a different drummer, right? Enjoy the day, no matter how you spend it.

Feb 15, 2021 05:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Remember the time when I got both days off from school. Today I will travel a total of 6 hours or more to get my first dose of vaccine. What a way to celebrate. Enjoy your day!

Feb 15, 2021 05:20 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

 Every day is a work day for us - we are among the lucky ones who have jobs we love

Feb 15, 2021 05:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy President's Day to you, George. I'm dating myself, but I sure do remember the separate Lincoln and Washington birthday holidays and schools being closed and my mother being home from work.

Feb 15, 2021 06:01 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It should be especially noted for 2 unselfish Presidents that tried to do good for all the people.  Not like the clowns we have today

Feb 15, 2021 06:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George Souto -  some people work and some are off today.  For me it is a lighter day than usual.

Feb 15, 2021 07:56 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Happy Presidents Day -Many years ago is used to be on the 12th and 22nd of February now I am not sure how they calculate when Presidents day is.  One day  for Lincoln and one for Washington and as you said they incorporated it to one day 

Feb 15, 2021 09:37 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy Presidents Day George!  I had forgotten that it used to be just Washingtons Day.   I like celebrating ALL of the men who gave back to our great country.

Feb 15, 2021 10:04 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I'm not sure the real reason for Presidents Day is actually honored but it is a good excuse for a day off for many.

Feb 15, 2021 12:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- I'm dating myself as well as Nina Hollander I can remember the separate holidays for Lincoln and Washington. 

Feb 15, 2021 12:57 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Happy President's Day (as well as happy President's Day sale promotions day) George Souto 

Feb 15, 2021 03:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Happy Presidents Day to you too, George.  I hope you have a great week!

Feb 15, 2021 07:21 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning George.

I do remember when the dates were changed.  It was a big deal back then, showing my age again

Feb 16, 2021 12:06 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am most proud of myself for not checking the mail, usually on holiday's I forget and check the mail and wonder why I didn't receive any mail.  It didn't get me this year, haha.

Feb 16, 2021 04:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

Take care and be safe.

Feb 16, 2021 04:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George loved your post just to be clear this weekend I was busier than any previous long weekend  and I am grateful for it, Endre

Feb 18, 2021 09:15 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


You are so right, most do not even think about the Presidents that we are honoring today.... it's just a day to go furniture shopping!

Feb 20, 2021 06:09 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Happy belated Presidents’ Day greetings to all into all a great night in America! :)

Feb 21, 2021 08:11 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

1~Judi Barrett First I love that you use a ~ In your user name and second, I like president and furniture and shopping, so I get the best of both worlds!

Feb 21, 2021 08:13 PM