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On the third Monday of February United States celebrates Washington's Birthday in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Informally, it is common recognized as Presidents Day and is a popular occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is also in February. The term "Presidents Day" was deliberately taken to transfrm the holiday into one that honors not just one president.

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The day is also an official holiday in majority of states with official names such as Presidents' Day, President's Day and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state might celebrate officially Washington only, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents. Few states celebrate Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson but not Lincoln.