This weekend is Memorial Day, a national holiday which in theory pays tribute to the soldiers who have and continue to defend the freedoms we take for granted, but in reality is an excuse to barbeque and clog up the nation’s highways.
There is also mihag kadum that one is only allowed to wear white from Memorial Day to Labor Day in September. I happen to have an off-white straw hat perfect for Shabbat walks for someone with fair skin. My question for anyone out there with a moderate fashion sense, is does this white rule apply to Memorial Day itself i.e. the Monday, or may one start wearing white on the Saturday of Memorial Day?
Or to put it in brisker terminology, is it taluyi on the yom or the shem of the weekend?