Presidents’ Day in New York 2025

Presidents’ Day in New York

Presidents’ Day honours all former and current presidents of the United States. Every third Monday in February it is celebrated throughout the nation. In 2025, Presidents’ Day falls on Monday February 17th. The reason for the date is that it falls around the birthday of the first president of America, George Washington. He was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 until 1797.


What can you expect during Presidents’ Day?

There are many activities organised for Presidents’ Day Weekend. Because children in New York are off on school holidays, there are many activities, especially for children. Intrepid Museum has a Kids Week, on Saturday and Sunday there are many fun things to do in the museum. You can also visit MoMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It is a popular day to start the season sales for many stores. Most organisations are open for business as usual, although the stock exchanges are closed. The Financial District is very quiet at this time.

Furthermore, it’s a good day to visit attractions, they are all open as usual, though they may be a little busier. Visit the Empire State Building, for example, or perhaps take a trip to the Statue of Liberty.

What is Presidents’ Day?

Presidents’ Day officially honours the life and work of George Washington. Before becoming president, he played a key role in the army, leading the American Continental Army to victory in 1783. Washington, probably the most famous American politician, is best known as the ‘father of the United States’. Both Washington D.C. and Washington State are named after George Washington, who also appears on the one-dollar bill and the quarter coin.

Nowadays, Presidents’ Day also celebrates the other presidents who have governed in the United States.

When is Presidents’ Day?

Even though George Washington’s birthday was on February 22nd, Presidents’ Day falls every year on the third Monday of February. In 2025, Presidents’ Day falls on Monday February 17th. Because Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, the weekend before Presidents’ Day is called Presidents’ Day Weekend.

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