Memorial Day 2017, 2018

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Memorial Day Significance 

Memorial Day 2017 is a federal holiday that is also commonly known in the USA as Decoration Day. This day is observed each year on May on the last Monday. Memorial Day 2017 is celebrated for showing their gratitude and commemorates all the men and women who have served the military and died during the war.

Holiday
Date
Day
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 2021
May 31, 2021
Monday
Memorial Day 2022
May 30, 2022
Monday
Memorial Day 2023
May 29, 2023
Monday
Memorial Day 2024
May 27, 2024
Monday
Memorial Day 2025
May 26, 2025
Monday
Memorial Day 2026
May 25, 2026
Monday
Memorial Day 2027
May 31, 2027
Monday

History-Memorial Day 

The Memorial Day history started dates back during the period of the American Civil War. This Memorial Day was observed then as an event when people of America honor the soldiers who have died in the war. It is said that the event has got inspiration from the people of the Southern states and how they honor the dead. The national celebration of original Decoration Day was celebrated on 30 May 1868. But later on, in the 19th century, the Decoration Day was renamed as Memorial Day. It was decided then that they will commemorate the Veterans of the American Forces who fought wars and deceased.

Memorial Day Traditions 

This Memorial Day is the time when the commoners show their gratitude to the martyrs for saving them and commemorates for their contributions to America. As per the traditions of the Memorial Day 2017, 2018, people on this day wear red poppies to pay homage and as the symbol of their fallen heroes. On this day, the flag lowered to half mast to remember the martyrs and raise again to show their spirits of America so that the contribution does not go in vain. 

Memorial Day Date

The day remains fixed but the date changes like this year, Memorial Day 2017 will be celebrated on 29th of May 2017. 

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