May 2015
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
18 26 27 28 29 30 1 2
19 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
20 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
21 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
23 31 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • In 2015 year Memorial Day falls on
    fourth Monday of May

Memorial Day dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
May 2017
29
May 2018
28
May 2019
27
May 2020
25
May 2021
31
May 2022
30
May 2023
29
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.

Memorial Day 2015

Monday, May 25 Photo by: Remember

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the last Monday of May commemorating men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Initially (officially since 1868 - proclaimed by General John Logan) Memorial Day was a holiday in memory of the soldiers who died in the Civil War. The feast was supposed to be a step towards national reconciliation. The original name (Decoration Day) comes from placing flowers on the graves of the soldiers.

Memorial Day was celebrated differently in different states. Until 1890 it was celebrated in all the states of the North. After World War I the nature of the holiday changed to honor the memory of all Americans who died in any war - not only Civil.