What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is an American holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May, remembering those who have died while serving in the United States Military. Local parades are often held to honor those who sacrificed their lives. It is also known to Americans as the kickoff to the summer season.
American Holidays as an Expat:
Holidays vary from country to country. Relocating to the United States means learning a new culture and way of life. In the U.S. a major part of the American culture are its holidays. Federal holidays are typically observed nationally as official days off from work and school. You will also notice another way Americans celebrate holidays are with major shopping sales! Take advantage of these holidays as it is a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the American lifestyle.
How to celebrate like an American:
Simply do as the Americans do. Americans not only remember those who we have lost, but enjoy the company of their loved ones and friends by getting together for outdoor activities such as barbecuing, fireworks, and boating. In addition, many families will make plans to spend the day at the beach or park with great company and enjoy eating hamburgers, hot dogs, and even fresh corn on the cob. There is an array of parades you can attend on Memorial Day Weekend that many people show their remembrance and enjoy tributes from bands, fire departments, veterans, etc.
Approximately 32 million people travel by car during Memorial Day Weekend.
The International AutoSource team hopes you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend whether it is your first or one of many.