Posted on May 26, 2012 in Events, Other stuff
Do you know the dates for Memorial Day in upcoming years? I’m trying to make some (early) travel plans and this would really help me out!
Memorial Day is an American federal holiday that (currently) falls on the last Monday in May of each year.
Formerly known as “Decoration Day,” and a remembrance of Civil War dead, the name was changed to the current “Memorial Day” in 1882, but was not commonly observed until after World War II.
On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved Memorial Day (and three other holidays) to a specified Monday in order for each to create a three day weekend. Until that point, Memorial Day was traditionally observed on May 30th of every year.
In its modern form, Memorial Day is for remembering and recognizing those Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war — and, of course, as the unofficial start of summer.
Here’s a list of the dates for the US Memorial Day holiday through 2025, so that you may begin planning your barbeques early. Very early.
2013: May 27
2014: May 26
2015: May 25
2016: May 30
2017: May 29
2018: May 28
2019: May 27
2020: May 25
2021: May 24
2022: May 23
2023: May 29
2024: May 27
2025: May 26
>> See some vintage Memorial Day postcards!
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