Government Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

History of Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

Building Closures

The Olmsted County Government Center and Campus Buildings will be Closed on Monday, February 20th, 2017,  in observance of Presidents' Day. For additional information, contact Olmsted County  at 507 328-6000.

Environmental Resources Closures

​Recycling Center Plus​Closed
​Hazardous Waste Facility​Closed
​Kalmar LandfillClosed​
​Waste-to-Energy FacilityOpen

For additional information, contact Olmsted County Environmental Resources at 507 328-7070, or visit