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Memorial Day 2023: What is commemorated on Memorial Day in the US?

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Memorial Day 2023 What is commemorated on Memorial Day in the US
Memorial Day 2023 What is commemorated on Memorial Day in the US
Khushbu Kumari

On the last Monday of May, the United States celebrates Memorial Day or Memorial Day. Learn about the history of this commemoration, what it is and why it is an important holiday in the country.

The United States has different celebrations and commemorative dates each year, but one of the definitely significant ones is Memorial Day or the Fallen.

This date is commemorated on the last Monday of May and in 2023 this day will be next Monday, May 29.

This day pays tribute to all the soldiers of the American Union who died while serving in the United States Army. At first, it only commemorated those who died during the Civil War, but over time it was expanded to all those soldiers who died on the field of war.

The origin of this day, according to various historians, dates back to 1866 in Waterloo, New York, where the first Memorial Day in history was held.

At that time, Waterloo residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flags and flowers, while shops closed as a mark of respect.

In 1966 the United States government recognized this date as a national celebration. Then, in 1971, the Congress of the American Union approved the National Holidays Act, where it was stipulated that the last Monday of May would be the official day to celebrate Memorial Day, presided over by a weekend of mourning, being then three days of tribute

Inflation Will Have a Place at Americans' Table on Memorial Day: How to Deal With High Prices This Holiday

According to a survey by the market company Numerator, 84% of consumers expect inflation to impact their Memorial Day shopping, and about 1 in 5 expect it to be significant.

“Inflation will hit the Memorial Day picnic table, and consumers will pay about 13% more for staples than parties this year,” said Kealind Trent, an analyst at Chicago-based Numerator.

According to the survey, nearly three-quarters of consumers have indicated they will cut back on their spending this weekend, so it is likely that we will see significant changes in the way Americans organize their outdoor barbecues free.

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