Top 5 cigars for Presidents’ Day

February 16, 2023

President’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. In this article, we’ll be taking a look into the complex history of Presidents’ Day, how to celebrate it, and of course, which cigars to enjoy on this great national holiday.

When is Presidents’ Day 2023?

This year Presidents’ Day is on February 19 and is a celebration of our great nation’s founding fathers and leaders. The holiday also falls on the third Monday of every February, thanks to the 1968 Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

How did Presidents’ Day start?

President’s Day started in 1880, to celebrate George Washington’s birthday and was then known as “Washington’s Day”.

In 1698, the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill was passed by congress, and this bill moved several federal holidays to Mondays to create three-day weekends to encourage productivity.

During a debate on the Bill, it was noted that George Washington’s birthday was on February 22nd, and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was on February 12th.

Although Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was widely celebrated in many states, it was never official. Despite this, congress rejected the name change to Presidents Day.

The bill, however, went into effect in 1971, and gradually, Presidents’ Day became the commonly accepted name.

How to celebrate Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day is a federal day, which means most people will have an extra day off and the chance to enjoy a three-day weekend, so if you have an extra day off to relax and show appreciation for our founding fathers, there are a few things you can do.

Prepare a president-inspired meal.

Presidents’ Day is a national celebration of George Washington’s birthday, and every birthday celebration calls for good food. Consider planning a menu that may include some popular President’s favorite dishes.

Washington has said he was ‘excessively fond’ of fish, which could be a great choice for your main course. Martha Washington was also an accomplished baker. Consider choosing one of her many favorite dishes for dessert. Examples include macaroons, marzipan, spice cake, and fruit pies of all types.

Spend some time outside enjoying Mother Nature

Washington was known for working outdoors as a surveyor in the Virginia wilderness. Honor this part of his life by enjoying the natural world around you, visiting your favorite park, or      spending some time on your favorite hiking trail.

Consider taking a swim or kayak ride in the lake, river, or ocean in honor of Washington’s crossing of Delaware and making the most of mother nature.

Eat Cherry Pie

Cherry pie is one of George Washington’s favorite foods. Eat cherry pie and read Washington’s farewell address. Cherry-based delicacies are consumed because the original purpose of this day was to commemorate Washington’s birthday.

Learn about the US Presidents

In total, we have had 46 presidents, the latest one being Joe Biden. With these individual presidencies, each has guided us through many historical events and created the America we know today.

Smoke cigars

What better way to enjoy a three-day weekend and honor the founding fathers and leaders of our great nation by kicking back and lighting up a stogie.

Five cigars for Presidents Day

Let’s have a look at the top smokes for presidents’ day.

H.Upmann Original

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper Type: Indonesia

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic / Brazil

Strength: Medium

The H. Upmann original corona is a medium-bodied smoke that offers rich notes with a hint of nuttiness and cream. Boasting a tasty Dominican Republic and Brazilian filler, this cigar is perfect after a Presidents’ Day dinner, and it pairs perfectly with a craft beer.

JFK’s favorite cigar was the machine-made Cuban H.Upmann Petit, similar to the H.Upmann Original Corona, and it makes this cigar a great choice for Presidents’ Day.

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JR Ultimate President

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper Type: Various

Binder: Various

Filler: Various

Strength: Medium

This JR Alternative, the JR Ultimate President, is carefully constructed with the same or similar tobaccos as the branded blends just without the high cost. This tasty cigar is the ultimate president for enjoying the complex Cuban-style flavors that smokers desire.

Wrapped in an oily Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, it offers a rich, full-bodied smoke. Whatever you are doing this Presidents’ Day, be sure to pick some of these up for the occasion.

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Tatuaje Miami Reserva

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper Type: Ecuador

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full

This tasty, full-bodied smoke is filled with tasty Nicaraguan tobacco and wrapped in a smooth Ecuadorian wrapper. The  Reserva also carries hearty flavors of chocolate, cocoa, and caramel. This cigar is the perfect after-dinner dessert for anyone looking to enjoy Presidents’ Day in style.

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Brick House Maduro

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper Type: Brazil Arapiraca

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full

The brick house Maduro Mighty Mighty is a fantastic choice for Presidents’ Day. This delicious cigar carries rich, full-bodied flavors of black pepper, earth, chocolate, and silky caramel notes.

Wrapped in a dusky Brazilian wrapper, offering a full-bodied smoke, this cigar does not disappoint. The Mighty Mighty is a darker and zestier version of the original brick house blend, so if you enjoy its sister cigar, you won’t be let down with the Maduro Might Mighty.

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Florida Sun Grown 20 Acre Farm

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper Type: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Honduran Habano

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

The Florida Sun 20-Grown Acre Farm is a unique and complex blend produced by Drew Estate. Florida sun-grown tobaccos (FSG) are used in this extraordinary blend, grown from hybrid seeds in Florida’s bright sun and fertile soil.

They are cured to provide an excellent burn. This cigar carries tasty flavors of oak, cedar, white pepper, earth, and hints of citrus zest. When it comes to your Presidents’ Day celebrations, this is not a cigar you want to miss!

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