Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States of America.
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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
It is a three day weekend. Maybe people go to beach or on picnics or travel to visit friends and relatives. But the main purpose of the day is to honor those who have died fighting for freedom, etc. in wars around he world.
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