Memorial Day weekend is celebrated on the weekend before the last Monday of May.
Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday that is recognized by the government. During the holiday and the weekend preceding it, family and friends take to time to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Memorial Day was previously called Decoration Day. The holiday originated after the American Civil War to honor soldier that died during the conflict. However, the holiday has spread to include all of those that died in service.
Memorial Day is also used to mark the start of the vacation holiday, which ends on Labor Day.
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