When is Memorial Day 2017 & Weekend Date – Memorial Day is celebrated as the Federal holiday in the United States in the remembrance of those who have died, sacrificed their life in the service of the nation. Memorial Day is originally known as Decoration Day which was originated after the American Civil War that took place in the year 1868 and became an official federal holiday in the year 1971.
Memorial Day also marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while the Labor Day marks its end. It is important that the Memorial day should not be confused with another prominent day i.e. Veteran Day, where Memorial Day is celebrated in remembrance of the men and women died while serving the nation, while Veterans Day is celebrated the service of all U.S. military veterans.
When is Memorial Day 2017 Date
Each and Every year, people from the United States celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday of May, where this year the day falls on Monday 29th May 2017. Thus citizens of United States are pretty much excited to honor and commemorates all the Americans who have died in the Military service of the United States.
Memorial Day 2017 – 2018 – 2019 Dates
Below we have mentioned the Memorial Day observances for the following years 2017-2018-2019 with dates in the United States.
|Year||Date||Day of the Week|
|Memorial Day 2017||May 29, 2017||Monday|
|Memorial Day 2018||May 28, 2018||Monday|
|Memorial Day 2019||May 27, 2019||Monday|
|Memorial Day 2020||May 25, 2020||Monday|
Memorial Day Celebration in the United States of America
People in the United States celebrate Memorial Day as Federal Holiday which is carried out with different social and public activities. According to traditions, the United States flag is hoisted at half-staff from dawn until noon. Also, many people visit cemeteries, memorials to honor the armed servicemen who have died in the military service. Memorial Day parade is hosted cities and towns across the United States often incorporating military personnel and also the members of Veterans organizations. Also, many people enjoy the moment by throwing parties and barbecues on the holiday as the day also unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season.