The only holiday I look forward to celebrating each year is the 4th of July. You don't step on any religious toes, no gift buying to worry about, don't have family who is fighting over who's dressing is the best. You just drink, BBQ and blow shit up.
Memorial day I guess is the unofficial/official start of summertime. Its kinda pointless to me. All I know is a whole lot of chicks who try to act all snobby because they " have to go to work Monday" have an extra day of letting loose...take advange fellas.