Americans are on the move, with an estimated 50.9 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles to spend their 2017 Thanksgiving weekend away from home. Check out where they're heading - this year's top 10 travel destinations
Based on advanced room reservations, this year's favoured Memorial Day travel destinations are Las Vegas, Nevada; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; and New York, New York, on line travel website the Priceline.com says
According to legend, if the weather is overcast when the groundhog emerges from his burrow on 2 February, spring will come early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will see his shadow and winter will last for 6 more weeks.
Memorial Day and Labor Day are sort of the bookends of summer. The former marks the beginning of summer; the latter, summer's end. But why don't the Americans celebrate Labor Day on May First?
Memorial Day is celebrated in different ways in different cities across the United States. Perhaps one of the most iconic celebrations of all is the running of the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana