Although the city offices for Shreveport and Bossier City are closed today, Louisiana is one of 9 states that does not observe the Presidents Day holiday.  But the other 41 states don't necessarily observe it either.

That could be because Presidents Day (or President's Day) isn't really a national holiday.  The third Monday in February is actually a federal holiday that celebrates George Washington's birthday.  In 1968 the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed which combined the celebration of Washington's birthday with Lincoln's birthday which falls on February 12th.  The reason today's holiday has come to be known as "Presidents Day" is purely commercial.

Presidents Day wasn't actually a thing until the turn of the century.  Car dealers got the idea to take advantage of this particular three-day weekend by using it as an excuse to have special sales.  They actually coined the term "Presidents Day".

If you're as confused as we are, know this: If today is your scheduled trash day, don't bother setting out the trash can because it won't be picked up in either Shreveport or Bossier City.

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