Washington's Birthday, or President's Day, is a federal holiday in the United States of America. Each year, it is celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Did you know that it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states? Titled Washington's Birthday, a federal holiday honoring George Washington was originally implemented by an Act of Congress in 1879 for government offices in Washington, DC. The holiday was then expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington's actual birthday, February 22. On January 1, 1971, the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The first attempt to create a generic Presidents Day occurred in 1951 when the "President's Day National Committee" was formed by Harold Stonebridge Fischer of Compton, California, who became its National Executive Director for the next two decades. But with or without a special day reserved to honor our founding fathers and presidents, it's always important to remember our National history. What better way to do it than to have a reminder on your wrist every day? Browse through all of our patriotic cufflinks, designed to honor all of our great leaders in the United States.