President’s Day in an Election Year

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readFeb 19, 2024

Celebrating a divided holiday in a divided nation.

Photo by Ben Noble on Unsplash.

In our contentious and divided age of reason and unreason, what are we to do with Presidents Day?

Washington’s Birthday Deserves To Be Its Own Holiday,” argues one (Peter Roff, Newsweek). “Dump Presidents Day: Election Day is a better way to honor American democracy,” argues another (Carla Hall, LA Times).