Formerly known as the Decoration Day, Memorial Day is dedicated to salute all the men and women who served for the United States Armed Forces and sacrificed their lives for the country. The day is usually spent by visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay tributes for their altruism. This is also considered to be the unofficial start of summer season.
It is a public holiday and a day off to schools, colleges and most of the businesses. The American flag is flied at half-mast from dawn till noon. People also spend the day picnicking and holding outdoor sport events and playing patriotic music. Considering that it is a long weekend, many people also take off to a short vacation or visit their relatives at nearby places.
There are two more such days dedicated to the military people viz. Veterans Day, for those who have served in the past, and Armed Forces Day for those who are still serving to the United States Armed Forces.
|Saturday||January 01 2022||New Year's Day|
|Monday||January 17 2022||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Monday||February 14 2022||Valentine's Day|
|Monday||February 21 2022||Presidents' Day|
|Sunday||March 13 2022||Daylight Saving Time Starts|
|Sunday||April 17 2022||Easter Sunday|
|Sunday||May 08 2022||Mother's Day|
|Monday||May 30 2022||Memorial Day|
|Sunday||June 19 2022||Juneteenth|
|Sunday||June 19 2022||Father's Day|
|Monday||July 04 2022||Independence Day|
|Monday||September 05 2022||Labor Day|
|Monday||October 10 2022||Columbus Day|
|Monday||October 31 2022||Halloween|
|Sunday||November 06 2022||Daylight Saving Time Ends|
|Friday||November 11 2022||Veterans Day|
|Thursday||November 24 2022||Thanksgiving Day|
|Sunday||December 25 2022||Christmas Day|