George Washington’s Birthday, February 22, was declared a federal holiday in 1885. As the first president of the United States, Washington’s birthday is of significant importance and has culturally morphed into what we now call President’s Day. We celebrate this day every year on the third Monday of February. You may be wondering why we celebrate this day, and most other federally declared holidays, on a particular Monday. This is because Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in June of 1968 to increase the number of three-day weekends for federal employees. This act affects holidays we still celebrate today like Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day. Were it not for this act, we might have not had our beloved three-day weekends!
For whatever reason, an extra day added to our weekends a few times a year makes us happy. Most of us feel more rejuvenated for work on Tuesday; especially knowing that there is one less day until the weekend. It’s funny how one day off can lighten the entire mood of your week and shed a new sense of light into your work. Maybe it really is “the little things” in life that relax us and make us more content with our day-to-day lives. However, it is hard to be entirely relaxed on a day off when you are unprepared for the week. It is likely that you will spend your day worrying about the work that you need to complete and how one day off can put you a step behind.
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