This day was originally celebrated as Washington's Birthday in honor of our first president. A bill in the 60's proposed renaming the holiday to honor both Washington and Lincoln, however that failed and the first federal holiday in honor of an individual remained in honor of just Washington but retained the newer term of Presidents' Day. Today, the holiday is often associated with Lincoln, particularly because it falls around his birthday of February 12th. Every bookstore we entered today had Lincoln books piling off the shelves. Where is the love for George?