When is Memorial Day 2017? – Calendar Date, Importance & History – Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America. This day is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May. The day is celebrated for remembering all the people who died while serving for the country’s armed forces. The day which was earlier called as Decoration Day later got recognized as the Memorial Day. Memorial Day being a federal holiday is one of the long weekend holidays in the United States of America. All schools, colleges, government offices are closed on this day. The festival is celebrated by only 22% of the population in the United States.
Memorial Day 2017
When is Memorial Day 2017 – Calendar Date & Day
Memorial Day 2017 Calendar Date – So everyone is looking for Memorial Day Calendar Date since it is a long weekend, people eagerly wait for these holidays. So when actually is Memorial Day 2017? Well Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May every year. So in 2017, Memorial Day will be celebrated on 29th May 2017.
Memorial Day [Decoration Day] Importance & History
Memorial Day often confused with the Veterans Day which falls in November. The Memorial Day honors the people who died which serving for nation while Veterans Day honors all the veterans who served for the nation. On the Memorial Day, people visit cemeteries and pay tribute to all brave soldiers. Many people place American flag on each grave of national cemetery. The practice of decorating soldiers graves is ancient custom and hence it was also called as Decoration Day. But after World War 2, in 1968 Congress passed this day on last Monday of May which gave people a convenient three day weekend. On Memorial Day, the flag is raised briskly to the top and then solemnly lowered to half-staff position till noon. Then the flag is raised full staff for remaining period of day.