Defining Memorial Day
Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States in which brave soldiers are given a tribute and honoured who died while serving the United States Armed Forces. It is considered to be a federal holiday in the US. The US residents take some time off from their work and dedicate it to those legendary military real-life heroes. Memorial Day is also known as Decoration Day.
When do we celebrate it?
It is celebrated on 30th May or every last Monday in May annually. You might not know about this special day because a national moment of remembrance occurs at 3:00 pm every year.
The history of Memorial Day
Up until World War I, the Southern American states did not recognize this day. Only the Northern American states were the ones who were considering it a national holiday and celebrating it.
Significance of Memorial Day
Saluting the lives of brave soldiers and military personnel by memorializing them is one of the significant reasons Memorial day is celebrated. When Memorial day was not celebrated, the people of the US used to honour casualties of the American Civil War.
What people most likely do on Memorial Day?
People of the US pay their visit to cemeteries and memorials in various parts of the country. Many people set the US flag this day at a half-staff position for a considerable time. The national sporting events are held back during memorial days, such as the Indianapolis 500. (See Why Is Memorial Day A Holiday?)
Memorial Day parades
Many towns and cities in the US organize a Memorial Day Parade. This parade aims to make all people come together out of their homes and celebrate something exceptional.
Memorial Day Festivities
Nobody in the US is forced to make this auspicious day a solemn day, as you can go to the beach, attend or host a barbecue, have a picnic, go on a short vacation, or take part in another memorial day festivities. These activities symbolize how the entire country has emerged with the great sacrifices of soldiers who risked their lives for it. (See Do people in Mexico celebrate Cinco de Mayo?)