What is the Meaning of Memorial Day?
Memorial Day was established in the United States 1868 as a day to remember the sacrifices of soldiers. Originally, this day was meant to honor soldiers from the Civil War who gave their lives fighting for their country. As time has passed, it has come to be a time to recognize and remember the sacrifice of all members of the American military and armed forces who are no longer living.
When is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May. The date changes but this holiday is always celebrated on a Monday, making an extra day for celebrating over the holiday weekend. Many people consider Memorial Day weekend to be the launch time for summer.
How is Memorial Day Celebrated?
On Memorial Day, some people will go to visit a cemetery where soldiers or those who served in the armed forces have been buried, taking flowers to lay on the grave. Government offices, schools and many businesses are closed in honor of Memorial Day.
For people in modern times, however, Memorial Day is simply a time to take a day off of work and enjoy time with their family and friends. Often considered to be the beginning of the summer season and warm weather, many families will host Memorial Day parties, picnics or barbecues.
Many shops, stores and malls are open to allow people who have the day off of work to participate in their special sales that may include clothing, appliances, furniture, garden items, electronics, mattresses and much more.
Which Stores Have Memorial Day Sales?
Memorial Day Sales and advertisements can be found all over cities and towns in the United States. For home improvement, check out the sales at Home Depot and Lowe’s which will have deals on tools, equipment, gardening supplies, outdoor furniture and more. Best Buy and Walmart often slash prices deeply for their Memorial Day Sales on electronics, televisions, appliances, and more.
Macy’s, Gap, JCPenney, Old Navy, Target and Nordstrom are all stores that usually provide Memorial Day sales and discounts on clothing, accessories and apparel for everyone in the family, including women, men, teens and children. And home decor shops are also offering great deals, at places like Pottery Barn, Value City Furniture, Macy’s, Target and Anthropologie.