What is Memorial Day and why is it observed?

What is Memorial Day and why is it observed?

Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States on Last Monday of May

Memorial Day is observed every last Monday in May, is a national holiday and serves to remember those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

The true origin of the memorial is unknown but it is known that in its beginnings, it was called Decoration Day, a name that changed to Memorial Day at the end of World War II.

Memorial Day became official in 1967. From 1868 to 1970 it was observed on May 30.


Memorial Day also serves, and unofficially, as the start of the summer vacation in the United States, where families gather in traditional outdoor barbecues.

Americans, especially those with family members who died while serving in the military, go to cemeteries to honor loved ones.

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