Why Presidents Day Isn't Really Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day. Sort of. The official name for the holiday is Washington’s Birthday, which is celebrated on the third Monday in February. But George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732. So what’s going on here? We look at the roots of the holiday and what it’s become today.

Credits

Guest:
Peter Grier - Christian Science Monitor - @petergrier

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott