President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington; America’s first president. Also known as Washington’s Birthday, this federal holiday was originally celebrated on February 22; Washington’s birth date. However, congress moved it to the Monday in order to allow for a long weekend. During his term as President, Washington instated the Purple Heart decoration for American soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty. For his reason, President’s Day also honors war veterans.
Whether you are attending a parade, dinner or hosting a party, inspiring and creative gifts that commemorate President’s Day add to the festivity of the long weekend. Gather friends and family around for some friendly competition with a historical quiz complete with cool prizes to up the ante.
Despite being labeled as fiction by many historians, the legendary tale of Washington and the cherry tree continues to live on, making cherries synonymous with President’s Day. Cherry filled chocolates, preserves and candies are the perfect blend of sweet and sour. Cherry body butter and lip gloss will keep the skin and lips moisturized on cold ...