Presidents Day has its origins in the Washington's Birthday holiday celebration.
Washington's Birthday was/is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington,
the first President of the United States. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents' Day or President's Day).
and is also the official name of several state holidays celebrated, on the same day in a number of states.
Presidents Day is currently larger in scope than just a Washington's Birthday holiday celebration, and includes images and references to
Abraham Lincoln's birthday bringing into use the term Washington-Lincoln Day .
Some interpertations of the holiday see it as paying honors to all former US Presidents.
However; today the February holiday has become well-known for being a day in which many stores, especially car dealers, hold sales.