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George Washington Day - 2018

Event Date

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (All day)
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Event Description

Wisconsin School Observance Day honoring the first president of the United States. Washington was born February 22, 1732; died 1799. He is honored for his efforts to create a new nation dedicated to the rights of the people. Observed as a federal holiday (Presidents' Day) on the third Monday in February.

Originally part of court statutes to observe these days and was enacted for the schools on June 27, 1923, from the 1923 Laws of Wisconsin, Chapter 307, section 20.

More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.