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National Hamburger Day

May 28 is National Hamburger Day! Not to be confused with National Cheeseburger Day, which is celebrated on September 18.

The hamburger is an American institution, having been enjoyed by throes of people in the United States for decades. The hamburger is said to have originated in Hamburg, Germany, but the process of eating it with a bun began in America, specifically Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year, the city hosts a festival called Burger Fest to celebrate the hamburger. In 2001, it was the host of the world’s largest hamburger weighing in at 8,266 lbs.!

Celebrate National Hamburger Day by hosting a cookout for friends and family where the hamburger is the guest of honor. If you don’t have time for a cookout, head on over to your favorite burger joint and indulge in a juicy hamburger. Enjoy!

Sources: Gone-ta-Pott, Punchbowl

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Memorial Day- 2012

What is Memorial Day?

An official federal holiday since 1971, Memorial Day is celebrated in honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the American military.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Learn more about the history of Memorial Day by clicking here.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May. This year, we will observe the holiday on May 28.

How do people celebrate Memorial Day?

By visiting cemeteries or memorials, following the 3 p.m. local time National Moment of Remembrance or attending the official Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. However, Memorial Day and Weekend also unofficially mark the beginning of summer, so many Americans celebrate with barbecues, pool parties and travel while many stores hold a Memorial Weekend sale.

Sources: history.com, usmemorialday.org
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