Arabic Language Day 2017: When Is Arabic Language Day? Dates & Details πŸ—“

What day is Arabic Language Day on? Arabic Language Day 2017 is observed on a Monday in December. In 2016, it was on a Sunday and Arabic Language Day in 2018 is on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Countdown to Arabic Language Day 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

World Arabic Language Day (WALD), also known as the UN Arabic Language Day is observed annually on December 18. First established by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010, the day celebrates the Arabic language and promotes cultural diversity.

When is Arabic Language Day 2017? This year Arabic Language Day is on Monday, December 18, 2017.


World Arabic Language Day is a United Nations (UN) observance that celebrates one of the organization’s 6 official languages – Arabic.

Below you will find all the details for Arabic Language Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Arabic Language Day a federal holiday?

No, Arabic Language Day is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Arabic Language Day a national holiday?

World Arabic Language Day is not an official holiday and businesses, schools and government offices are open on this day. Arabic Language Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Arabic Language Day a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Arabic Language Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Arabic Language Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Arabic Language Day?

Arabic Language Day is a regular holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Arabic Language Day?

On Arabic Language Day, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Arabic Language Day 2017

Holiday: Arabic Language Day
Date: December 18, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: United Nations observance
Presidents Day 2018: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Presidents Day 2019: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Presidents Day 2020: Friday, December 18, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Arabic Language Day

How To Say Arabic Language Day in:

Spanish: Día Mundial de la Lengua Árabe
Norwegian: Tag der arabischen Sprache

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