Facebook Users Counting Down To Memorial Day

As the beginning of the holiday weekend comes closer, the frequency of Facebook posts concerning Memorial Day increases in pace.

As the the holiday weekend approaches, the frequency of Facebook posts concerning Memorial Day increases in pace.

Status updates and wall shares related to Memorial Day are going up at a rate of about one every few seconds as of this writing.

This is based on our own admittedly unscientific keyword searches of Facebook posts by everyone; click here to see these results for yourself.

Many people are asking each other what they have planned for the three-day weekend. They’re also sending invitations to barbeques and parties. Others are sharing details on Memorial Day weekend sales.

Only the occasional post addresses the fact that the holiday honors those who’ve died in military service. However, we expect that type of posting to become more prevalent on Memorial Day itself.

Meanwhile, a Facebook page simply called Memorial Day has 11,674 likes as of this writing.

And we wouldn’t be surprised if Monday brings about a viral revival of the Memorial Day-themed application launched last year by Involver and the White House.

Readers, what are your friends posting on Facebook about Memorial Day?