(Feb. 17, 2014) -- Monday, Feb. 17 is Presidents' Day, which many see as a day for stores to have big sales. Actually, since 1971, it is a day to honor U.S. presidents past and present.
Like The University of Texas at San Antonio, many schools and universities are open on the federal holiday. Observed on the third Monday in February, on this day financial markets, banks, courthouses, some schools, many city and county offices, and federal offices are closed. Additionally, U.S. mail is not delivered.
The holiday was established in 1885 to honor President George Washington on Feb. 22, his birthday. In 1971, the U.S. Uniform Monday Holiday Act changed the name to Presidents' Day and moved five federal holidays to Monday with the goal of creating more three-day weekends for many Americans.
The dates the Uniform Monday Holiday Act set are:
While several states and some communities still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and others, Presidents' Day is now widely accepted as the day to celebrate all presidents.
The three-day workshop for graduate students and professionals in historic preservation focuses on materials preservation common to the San Antonio Missions. It's free and open to the public.
BVB 1.326, Downtown Campus
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Various locations on all 3 campuses
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UC, Denman Ballroom, Main Campus
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Institute of Texan Cultures grounds
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