Even though the official name of this holiday is still “Washington’s Birthday,” it has commonly been called by many Americans as Presidents’ Day. Many schools around the country use the days preceding this holiday to educate students about all US presidents with emphasize on Washington and Lincoln.
To learn more about this US federal holiday, read the Wikipedia article Washington’s Birthday.
Celebrate! Holidays in the USA (from the US embassy site in Sweden): George Washington’s Birthday
George Washington’s Birthday from the National Archives
Biography of George Washington at the White House website
Below is a video from the recent television miniseries, ‘John Adams,’ with an accurate representation of George Washington taking the oath of office as the first US President!
Also check out the History Channel’s video ‘Searching for George Washington’.