When is Memorial Day in 2017?
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Memorial Day in 2017 will be observed on Monday, 29th May.
Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is observed on the last Monday of May. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Memorial Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.
It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service.
Many families go on vacation on Memorial Day weekend, and many others who are off work or out of school stay home and enjoy family picnics and get-togethers. However, Memorial Day in 2017 will be observed on Monday, 29th May. Memorial Day is a federal holiday.
All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses, and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. There is much patriotic significance attached to Memorial Day, and there are many events, both public and private, going on.