Memorial Weekend 2021 – It’s soon going to be Memorial Day again but most of us don’t know the date yet. First of all, I would like to say it’s not a memorial weekend since this holiday won’t be held on a weekend.
Although we would be talking about memorial day of 2021 in this article, I would like to take us back on a brief history of the memorial date. This is just so we know what we’re celebrating and how it came about.
Memorial Weekend 2021
Like I said before, it’s not going to be a memorial weekend and we will be talking about that later in this article. Memorial Day, which is an annual celebration, was first originally known as Decoration Day.
History of Memorial Day
Like I said earlier, it was first known as Decoration Day. That was before the First World War. After the First World War, the 30th of May was dedicated to honoring all the fallen heroes in the civil war.
This particular date could be any day of the week and the holiday would hold. As of 1968, a bill was then passed as a move to make it a three-day holiday. This stopped the holiday from holding on to a particular date.
It was then celebrated on the last Monday of May annually. It took some time to make it available for all the US states to recognize the new date but they did.
Why is Memorial Day not a Memorial Weekend?
I’m sure you already figured this out by now. It is not a weekend simply because it’s held on a Monday and not a weekend, Monday which is the first day of the week. Now that we know what Memorial Day is and why the holiday exists, what do you do on Memorial Day?
What to do on Memorial Day
As a way of celebrating this day, you can pick up (or buy) American flags and place them on the graves of fallen soldiers in national cemeteries across the United States. This holiday is going to be held on the 30th of May 2021. This date may vary for different years though.
In Mississippi, the memorial date is actually combined with the birthday of Jefferson Davis. If you’re not that good with history, you must be wondering who Jefferson Davis is.
Well, Jefferson Davis is an American politician who served the country as the president of the confederate. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the American Civil War