Meanwhile, in the U.S., Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May, and though its origin is a sober one-- to honor and remember those who've died in war-- and many events still commemorate this purpose, over time this long weekend has also evolved into the unofficial kick-off for summer-time.
Memorial Day in 2013 is Monday May 27th. Many cities in the U.S. have special events including parades, concerts, and wreath-laying. Also, many resorts and hotels dream up special long weekend packages with BBQ's, entertainment, fireworks, to create some festive start-of-the-summer fun for their guests. Have a look at: