Did you know that 25 American cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day? Or that 1.5 million people will watch the National Memorial Day Parade on TV?
A new infographic from WalletHub, "Memorial Day By The Numbers" is a trove of fascinating facts and striking stats, NBC News reported.
"It's a day of remembrance, but also a big eating holiday, a big travel weekend, as well as a big sales weekend. We included all this data because one category really snowballs into the next," said Jill Gonzalez, analyst at WalletHub.
Seth Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of EverQuote, told NBC News that Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times in the U.S to be on the road.
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"Unfortunately, the influx of cars on the road this weekend means there will be an influx of distracted drivers," Birnbaum said.