This year, Presidents’ Day falls on February 20. This day gives everyone a chance to honor the birth of George Washington, America’s first president. This day also honors all the other presidents who have served the country.
Here are some ways through which you can celebrate and honor Presidents’ Day.
Prepare for Citizenship
Though there are many ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day, many choose to celebrate this day by obtaining U.S. citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also honors this day by conducting naturalization ceremonies and welcoming new U.S. citizens.
This year, 162 naturalization ceremonies will be conducted by the USCIS on account of Presidents’ Day. These ceremonies will be conducted between February 14 and 22, across the country. More than 25,000 people will take their Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. during these ceremonies.
If you are a green card holder and if you still have not thought about citizenship, this is the best time for you to start preparing for U.S. citizenship. Many organizations are conducting citizenship workshops to help people prepare for citizenship. Likewise, you can make use of the resources USCIS offers and also checkout our Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test and Interview DVD to prepare for naturalization to know what you need to do to successfully complete your citizenship process. This is one of the best ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day.
Visit Historic Sites
Visiting historic sites that have strong presidential ties is another way to celebrate this day. This will help you learn about the great leaders who led our country.
You can visit one of the following places as a part of your Presidents’ Day celebrations.
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
- Roosevelt’s Little White House
- President’s Park (White House)
- George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument
- George Washington Memorial Parkway
- Mount Rushmore National Monument
- Washington Monument
- Adams National Historical Park
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
- Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Lincoln Home National Historic Site
- Lincoln Memorial
- Theodore Roosevelt Island
- Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
- Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
- President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site
Cook Recipes From Past Presidents:
If you are planning to celebrate the weekend at home, you can try cooking one of the recipes from past presidents for your family and friends. You can try George Washington’s She-Crab Soup, John Kennedy’s White House Fettucine, Thomas Jefferson’s Chicken Fricassee, Washington’s Cherry Pie, Ronald Reagan’s Rancho California Rice or find more recipes here.
Happy Presidents’ Day!