Presidents’ Day [CLOSED]

Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents’ Day 2023 will occur on Monday, February 20. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

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The County Courts and Government Buildings are closed in observance of the holiday.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the birth, legacy and achievements of the late civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1968.   



The Origins and Practices of Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Boston Public Library (  

History & Culture – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (U.S. National Park Service) (  



MLK Day of Service (  

5 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (  




The Promise and the Dream  

An Excerpt From Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ : NPR  

Pioneers of Thirteen | Documenting Martin Luther King, Jr. | THIRTEEN  

50 Years on Martin Luther King Jr.   



Celebrate MLK

MLK Celebration at University of Richmond

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