World's Holidays

Memorial Day in United States in 2024

When is Memorial Day?

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.

Memorial Day in United States in 2024

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.

Memorial Day in United States in 2024

List of Holidays in United States in 2024

MondayJanuary 01 2024New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 15 2024Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 19 2024Presidents' Day
MondayMay 27 2024Memorial Day
WednesdayJune 19 2024Juneteenth
ThursdayJuly 04 2024Independence Day
MondaySeptember 02 2024Labor Day
MondayOctober 14 2024Columbus Day
MondayNovember 11 2024Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 28 2024Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayDecember 25 2024Christmas Day