Memorial Day 2024: Origin and since when it has been held in the United States | ANSWERS

Memorial Day 2024: Origin and since when it has been held in the United States | ANSWERS
Memorial Day 2024: Origin and since when it has been held in the United States | ANSWERS

In USAhe Memorial Day or the Memorial Day It is one of the most important commemorations in the nation, it takes place in the month of May each year, with the objective of remembering with honor all the soldiers who died in the service of the country’s army.

WHEN IS MEMORIAL DAY IN THE UNITED STATES?

Memorial Day 2024 will be commemorated this Monday, May 27. In the United States this day is considered a national holiday and it is customary to observe a minute of silence to remember the fallen. Therefore, since it is an official holiday, citizens do not go to work or study centers.

WHY IS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATED IN THE UNITED STATES?

Memorial Day is an official celebration that honors all people who died in the service of the United States Armed Forces, due to the great importance that this institution has in the country.

At first, the holiday included only those who died during the Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865. However, after later war conflicts, such as the First World War, it was decided to use this day to remember all the heroes who gave his life in combat to defend his nation.

The first time it was celebrated was in 1868 and the date was set on May 30 of each year and it remained that way for more than a century. Things changed in 1971, when the commemorative date was made official for the last Monday of the month of May.

HOW IS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATED IN THE UNITED STATES?

While other celebration dates in the United States involve family dinners or fireworks, Memorial Day takes place in the cemeteries where the deceased are found.

The Cemetery is Arlington National Cemetery, located in Virginia, where the President of the Republic, Joe Biden, makes a speech in honor of the fallen.

Symbolically, the flagpoles of public spaces or houses are also used, since the United States flag is placed in the middle of the structure from dawn until noon.

HOLIDAYS 2024 IN THE UNITED STATES

  • 1 of January New Year
  • January 15: Martin Luther King’s day
  • February 19th: President’s Day
  • may 27th: Memorial Day
  • 19th of June: “Juneteenth”
  • July 4th: Independence Day
  • September 2: Labor Day
  • October 14th: Columbus Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25th: Christmas
 
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
 

-

PREV ‘Head And Shoulders’ Will Raise Bitcoin To $83,000, Analyst Says
NEXT Dep. Morón vs. San Miguel live: how they get to the game