Do you know the reason why Presidents Day is now celebrated on the third Monday in February?
Presidents Day was originally established in 1885 to commemorate the first US President, George Washington's birthday on February 22nd. In 1968 it was moved in conjunction with a Monday Holiday by President Lyndon Johnson to create more three-day weekends for working Americans. The act also combined Washington’s birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s February 12th birthday.
Johnson was a Democrat, who changed birthday celebrations of both Republican and Federalist Presidents.