Decoration Day

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Decoration Day was a holiday that was celebrated on May 30 each year from 1868 to 1970. As of 1967, the holiday became officially known as Memorial Day, and was moved to the last Monday in May starting in 1971 with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

Day of the week 1868–1970[edit source]

Decoration Day 1868–1899 1900–1970
Wednesday 1888 1900 1928 1956
Thursday 1889 1901 1929 1957
Friday 1890 1902 1930 1958
Saturday 1891 1903 1931 1959
Monday 1892 1904 1932 1960
Tuesday 1893 1905 1933 1961
Wednesday 1894 1906 1934 1962
Thursday 1895 1907 1935 1963
Saturday 1868 1896 1908 1936 1964
Sunday 1869 1897 1909 1937 1965
Monday 1870 1898 1910 1938 1966
Tuesday 1871 1899 1911 1939 1967
Thursday 1872 1912 1940 1968
Friday 1873 1913 1941 1969
Saturday 1874 1914 1942 1970
Sunday 1875 1915 1943
Tuesday 1876 1916 1944
Wednesday 1877 1917 1945
Thursday 1878 1918 1946
Friday 1879 1919 1947
Sunday 1880 1920 1948
Monday 1881 1921 1949
Tuesday 1882 1922 1950
Wednesday 1883 1923 1951
Friday 1884 1924 1952
Saturday 1885 1925 1953
Sunday 1886 1926 1954
Monday 1887 1927 1955