Originally called Washington's Birthday, Presidents Day was first conceived as a holiday to honor George Washington. It was later that Abraham Lincoln was included in the celebration, and the holiday was pushed to the third Monday in February, as both Lincoln and Washington have birthdays in February. Today, the day is now used to honor not just Washington and Lincoln, but all American Presidents and what they have done for the United States.
Not just a time to pay homage to our former presidents, Presidents Day has become known for the sales that many stores hold over the weekend. Presidents Day weekend is a great time to save on TVs, furniture, appliances, and mattresses.
Whether you are taking the long weekend to indulge in some R and R or are taking advantage of all the savings to be had, we here at Overstock.com wish you a very happy Presidents Day.