Memorial Day is one of the most important federal holidays that we celebrate in the United States. This federal holiday comes every year in May, on the last Monday, and we celebrate it to commemorate those American men and women who were serving in the armed forces and died for the sake of the country. The original name of the holiday is Decoration Day and it changed after that to be Memorial Day. Memorial Day was celebrated for the first time after the American Civil War and the celebration was limited at the beginning to honoring those Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their life in the American Civil War, but after that and specifically in the 20th century, the celebration was extended to honor and commemorate all of those men and women who died while being in the military service. Memorial Day comes at the beginning of the summer vacation season which means that the weather is warm and perfect for celebrating this occasion. So, how are you going to celebrate this day?
There are many cemeteries and memorials that are visited on this day, which is going to be on Monday, May 25, 2015, but this is not all what we do on this occasion. Memorial Day is a good chance for the family, friends and even neighbors to gather and go outside their homes to enjoy the perfect weather and change the daily routine that they live. There is a wide diversity of party ideas that are presented every year to show you how to celebrate Memorial Day and how to enjoy it with your family and friends.
Celebrating Memorial Day is chiefly based on using the American flags for decoration to show your patriotism. The American flags are not the only things to be used for decoration on this day, but the colors of the American flag usually dominate everything on this day. The red, white and blue colors are usually used in different things that are made for celebrating Memorial Day as they can be seen in the balloons, vases, flowers, cakes, tablecloths and even fairy lights whether they are inside your home or outside it around trees and bushes for decoration and creating a romantic atmosphere.
Instead of celebrating Memorial Day inside your home, go out and enjoy the warm weather with your family and friends. You can celebrate this day in the backyard where you have enough space for large numbers of guests, on the beach or around the pool that you have. Outdoor parties are perfect for celebration not only because they provide you with enough space to enjoy your time while celebrating, but they also allow you to cook and prepare your party without worrying about turning your home into a mess and cleaning it. You have to bear in mind that outdoor parties are not completely safe for children and this means that you will need to watch them while playing and moving around you especially if you are going to celebrate Memorial Day around the pool or on the beach.