On the third Monday in February, Americans stop to remember the contributions of the many great leaders who have served as President of the United States. Certain Presidents’ Day traditions have developed over the years, including an opportunity for shoppers to find great deals on a host of items.
Originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington, the day we now know as Presidents’ Day was then known as Washington’s Birthday and was traditionally celebrated on February 22. The holiday became known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved to the third Monday in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which enabled the nation’s workers to enjoy more three-day weekends. In addition, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act served as a way to combine the celebration of Washington’s Birthday and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which is February 12.
In addition to serving as a chance to celebrate and reflect on the contributions of our nation’s past presidents, Presidents’ Day has emerged as a day to rest and shop. Stores across the country advertise special prices to tie into the day and capitalize on the three-day weekend. For many retailers, Presidents’ Day is the first major sales opportunity of the New Year. The following are some ways shoppers can capitalize on Presidents’ Day sales.
Stock up on winter apparel. Now is the time to enjoy deep discounts on winter apparel.
Score big on big-ticket items. Appliances may go on sale at steep discounts on Presidents’ Day.
Shop around for electronics. Computers, laptops and many different electronic devices go on sale on Presidents’ Day.
Don’t overlook deals on automobiles. Certain holidays, such as Presidents’ Day, provide opportunities for consumers to find great deals on new vehicles.
Presidents’ Day is, first a foremost, a chance to reflect and honor past presidents. But it also is a day for shoppers to find great deals on a host of items.