When is Memorial Day

  • Memorial Day 2013 was on Monday, May 27 2013
  • Memorial Day 2014  is on Monday, May 26 2014


Memorial Day (formaly know as the “Decoration Day) is observed on the last Monday of May every year and is an  federal holiday in the United States of America. It is a day to  remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The federal holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War (fought from 1861 to 1865).