Ever wonder what’s with all the sales on President’s Day? Or why it’s even called “President’s Day?” Thanks to the History Channel, we’ve learned more about the holiday and how it came to be, and have shared the highlights here!
In 1885 the government created an official, nation-wide holiday to recognize our first president, George Washington, and it was held on his actual birthday, February 22.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon issued an executive order, passing an act known as the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, that moved the dates of certain holidays to create more three-day weekends for workers. Thus the holiday formerly known as Washington’s Birthday was changed to the third Monday in February, and at the same time, the name was changed to President’s Day, to honor both Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as the date fell between their birthdays.
With the new three-day weekend, retailers took advantage and began to promote sales during the post-Christmas down time. Over the years, the retail opportunity has taken off and many businesses hold such sales during the holiday. Cuddledown too, is taking the opportunity to share some discounts with our customers!
During this month, our once-a-year comforter and mattress pad sale is going on – with big savings on many Cuddledown items made right here in the USA! And during the holiday weekend itself, our Freeport Outlet Store here in Maine, is having a President’s Weekend sale with 25% off all regularly priced merchandise and deep discounts on select items, such as 50% off comforters, up to 70% off duvet covers and even pillow shams for $3-5!
So although it may seem like an odd way to honor our country’s leaders, you can do your Presidential part and go get something comfy – on sale!