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Government offices closed Monday

Almost all government offices will be closed Monday for Washington’s Birthday — which is the official name of the federal holiday otherwise known as Presidents’ Day.

Mail won’t be delivered, banks will be closed and the stock market won’t be able to continue its slump.

Trivia: While Colorado state government’s calendar calls the holiday Presidents’ Day, the federal government calls it Washington’s Birthday.

The first U.S. president was born on Feb. 22; the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was born on Feb. 12.

George Washington’s birthday was established as a holiday in 1885, according to History.com. “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,” the History Channel website says.


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