When is Memorial Day
in the United States of America?


On what day is Memorial Day each year? Here's how it's figured.

It is always observed on the last Monday in the month of May. In other words, the Monday that falls between May 25th and May 31st.

For your convenience, I have listed the actual holiday dates for several years.



What Day is Memorial Day USA?

2010 - Monday, May 31

2011 - Monday, May 30

2012 - Monday, May 28

2013 - Monday, May 27

2014 - Monday, May 26

2015 - Monday, May 25

2016 - Monday, May 30

2017 - Monday, May 29

2018 - Monday, May 28

2019 - Monday, May 27

2020 - Monday, May 25

2021 - Monday, May 31

2022 - Monday, May 30

2023 - Monday, May 29

2024 - Monday, May 27

2025 - Monday, May 26

2026 - Monday, May 25

2027 - Monday, May 31

2028 - Monday, May 29

2029 - Monday, May 28

2030 - Monday, May 27


Memorial Day in the United States of America

In the U.S., summer unofficially begins with the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and unofficially ends with the Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day is the first Monday in September, so this gives a full 3 months (June, July, August) of "summer", although some students continue school into June, and some start school towards the end of August.


Memorial Day in Canada

In Canada, and other commonwealth countries, Memorial Day is called the Day of Remembrance. It is observed on November 11th, because of the ending of World War I on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.

The Sunday of Remembrance is on the Sunday closest to November 11th (November 8 - 14), and so it's always the second Sunday of November.

The Day of Remembrance coincides with our Veterans Day, which is on November 11th, for the same reason.


What is the Difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

It's easy to get Memorial Day and Veterans Day mixed up.

Veterans Day in the United States of America honors soldiers who have served in the military, both those who are departed, and, while here on earth, those who are still living.

Memorial Day honors the sacred memory of those who died while serving in the armed forces of our country.

If you've lost a loved one in the military, you may remember them on both days - and many other special times as well.

We thank you, we honor you, and the memory of your hero, our hero.


The Remembering is More Important

When people, especially children, get Veterans Day and Memorial Day mixed up, I'd say it's okay.

God - as the loving father of a very big family - deeply appreciates that we remember all his children, both the living and the dead, in our love, prayers, and wishes - at any time.

He is pleased when anyone takes the time to remember the service and sacrifices of others.

He doesn't split hairs. He knows that such remembrance is more for our good, while we are still here on earth.

After all, the dead with him are not dead. They are alive!

Thank your stars!


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