The U.S. Embassy and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27, in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day, a U.S. federal holiday. Regular services will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May and honors the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. This holiday was originally known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.