When is Memorial Day 2024?
Memorial Day observed on the last Monday of May every year in the United States. On this day, people pay tribute to all the soldiers who died while in the military service. On this day, people decorate the graves of the soldiers.
Earlier, this day was recognized as Decoration Day. It is assumed that in 1865, Henry C. Welles, suggested at a social gathering to honor the patriotic dead by decorating their graves. The first Memorial Day observed on 5th May 1868 by General John A. Logan. In 1873, New York was the first state who officially recognizes the holiday.
Is Memorial Day a Government holiday?
Memorial Day is a Government holiday. It is a day off for the general population, schools, and businesses. All non-essential Government offices, schools, businesses, and other organizations remain closed. Most public transportation systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people go on a short holiday or visit family or friends on Memorial Day weekend. It can create traffic on highways and at airports.
How do people celebrate Memorial Day?
A tradition of Memorial Day is to fly the flag of the United States at half staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit tombs and monuments to honor Soldiers who have died in military service. They decorate graves of the soldiers with flags and flowers. Prades and events are arranged in the country.
Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of recognition. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events, and family gatherings this weekend. This day is seen as the start of the summer season for social events.
People use #memorialday to share on Social media to mark this day. Send Memorial Day messages to friends and relatives. There are some Messages or wishes which you can send to your loved ones.
- â€œLet us take inspiration from the brave soldiers to become good citizens of our nationâ€¦.. Greetings on the occasion of Memorial Day!!!â€
- â€œToday is the day to thank all those who brightened our lives with happiness and freedom. Let us bow our heads and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. Happy Memorial Day.â€
- â€œIt demands a high spirit to sacrifice your life for your country and to leave your children free. Let us spare a few minutes to remember and thank such wonderful souls. Happy Memorial Day to you.â€
- â€œLet us thank all the servicemen and women who are no longer with us for protecting our country by giving away your lives. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family.â€
- â€œOn this occasion of Memorial Day, let us thank every person who has served and protected the country and brought happiness to our lives. Wishing you a warm Happy Memorial Day. â€œ
Are Banks and Post Office Open On Memorial Day?
Every bank is closed on Memorial Day each year. All the branches of credit unions, small & large banks and even TD Bank remain closed on Memorial Day. Only ATM services are available on this day.
All post offices remain closed on Memorial Day as this is a postal holiday. FedEx and UPS stores and services also not work on Memorial Day.
Is the Stock Market Open on Memorial Day?
All the stock markets remain closed on Memorial Day each year. There is no trading day for the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and other major U.S. based markets.
Are Restaurants and Stores Open on Memorial Day?
All the general stores and restaurants are open with normal business hours on Memorial Day. Itâ€™s a big day for shopping as stores provide Memorial Day sales and deals.
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