How many years has it been since the first Memorial Day was celebrated?
Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was first observed on May 30, 1868. So as of 2012 it has been 144 years since the first observance.
The Catholic Church celebrated the first Easter Sunday the day that Our Blessed Lord rose from the dead, and every year after that. The Roman Church refers to the diocese of Rome, which was founded by St. Peter years later, it has always celebrated Easter Sunday since it's founding in the first century.
American New Year is always celebrated on January 1st each year. But the Chinese New Year, also known as The Spring Festival, varies on time each year and is always celebrated on the first day of the first lunar month of Chinese calender every year. For example, the 2012 Spring Festival will be celebrated on January 23th.
Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was first observed on Saturday May 30, 1868. For 103 years it was observed on May 30, no matter what day of the week it was, until 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect. This Act moved several holidays from their traditional dates to a Monday so federal employees would have three-day weekends. Since 1971 Memorial Day has been the last Monday in May.