It’s actually Washington’s Birthday…

This past Monday was Presidents’ Day, the last federal holiday until Memorial Day in May. There’s been much apostrophe confusion about this holiday, but we’re here to tell you to use the apostrophe after the “s.” Even though the holiday’s official name is Washington’s Birthday, it’s also commonly understood as a nod to Abraham Lincoln’s February birthday or as a celebration of all U.S. presidents’ birthdays.

A screenshot of a message from Stylebot on Slack that reads: "Use an apostrophe in "Presidents' Day," a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February: "The store advertised a Presidents' Day sale." The holiday's official name is Washington’s Birthday."

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