Monthly calendars 2019: Feb 26 2019, 6: In 1882, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. May 2020. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends.
Memorial Day was celebrated differently in different states. Memorial Day 2018. May 2024.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data on this site, we cannot accept responsibility for any mistakes which may occur. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved its date to last Monday of May to increase the number of three-day weekends for federal employees. Read more. In 1866, in a town in New York called Waterloo, a drugstore owner named Henry Welles suggested that the town shops close on May 5 to commemorate the soldiers buried at Waterloo Cemetery who had died during the Civil War.
When is Memorial Day? May 26, 2014.
Memorial Day 2022. Today Memorial Day is celebrated across the United States. All rights reserved.
Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. See our list of all calendar templates. Data is provided 'as is' without warranty and is subject to error and change without notice. Is Memorial Day a Public Holiday?
David's Day St. The feast was supposed to be a step towards national reconciliation.
The original name Decoration Day comes from placing flowers on the graves of the soldiers. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events.