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MEMORIAL DAY

When is Memorial Day in 2019?

Memorial Day in 2019 is on the Monday, 27th of May (5/27/2019).

Memorial Day is on the 147th day of 2019. There are 218 days left in the year.

Memorial Day Facts

  • Date: May 27, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called: Decoration Day
  • Celebrations: Decorating the graves of the soldiers
Memorial Day iImage Credit: flickr/walkadog

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday of May in the United States. This day is celebrated to pay tribute to all those who died while in the military service.

Formerly this day was known as Decoration Day, as on this day people used to decorate the graves of the soldiers. It is believed that in 1865, Henry C. Welles, a druggist in the village of Waterloo, NY, suggested at a social gathering to honor the patriotic dead by decorating their graves. Officially the first Memorial Day was observed by General John A. Logan on 5th May 1868. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York, in 1873.

Nowadays People celebrate Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries, decorating the graves of the soldiers with flowers and flags. Parades and functions are arranged throughout the country. More over this is a day to remember all those who sacrificed their lives for the nation and to pay homage to their souls.

Memorial Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • May 26, 2008
  • Mon
  • May 25, 2009
  • Mon
  • May 31, 2010
  • Mon
  • May 30, 2011
  • Mon
  • May 28, 2012
  • Mon
  • May 27, 2013
  • Mon
  • May 26, 2014
  • Mon
  • May 25, 2015
  • Mon
  • May 30, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 29, 2017
  • Mon
  • May 28, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2018Jan 15M L King Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 28, 2018May 28Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 01, 2018Jun 01National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17Father's Day
WednesdayWedJul 04, 2018Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labor Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Columbus Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 22, 2018Nov 22Thanksgiving Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas