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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
  • Mon
  • May 27, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 21, 2019Jan 21M L King Day
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 18, 2019Feb 18Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2019May 27Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Father's Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2019Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2019Oct 14Columbus Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31Halloween
MondayMonNov 11, 2019Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2019Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas