George Washington's birthday is Feb. 22, but ever since the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill in 1971, it has been celebrated on the third Monday of February.
Still technically "Washington's Birthday," as far as the federal government is concerned, it has become known to many as the more generic "Presidents' Day" in many states, including Maryland.
This year Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day falls on Monday, Feb. 18. Here is a list of what's open, and what's closed in Howard County on this federal holiday:
Open Closed Open only for scheduled programs Landfill
County Government OfficesMeadowbrook Athletic Center Trash & recycling services Courts Kiwanis-Wallas Hall Howard County Transit and Connect-a-Ride Animal shelters Schooley Mill Park Activity Room County Parks Senior centers Waverly Mansion Gary J. Arthur Community Center Robinson Nature Center Cedar Lane Activity Room North Laurel Community Center County historic sites Roger Carter Recreation Center Howard County Library System Branches