Each of the three days of the holiday weekend offered spectacle and ceremony here: Snow on Saturday; sunshine Sunday for a Lunar New Year parade; and costumed historical figures on Monday for Presidents’ Day.
In somber black attire, a Lincoln impersonator strode the drizzle-dampened streets of Old Town Alexandria on Monday as part of Washington’s Birthday observances. George Washington himself, in uniform and tricorn hat, rode in an open carriage.
Monday’s parade had flags, kilts, Colonial costumes and a Marine Corps marching band.
Sunday’s parade in Washington’s Chinatown marked the start of the Year of the Dog, which began Friday.
Saturday’s snow, briefly spectacular, was all but gone by Sunday, from streets and forecasts.