Backwards Day 2017: When Is Backwards Day? πŸ—“

When is Backwards Day 2017? This year Backwards Day is celebrated on a Tuesday, January 31, 2017. In 2018, Backwards Day is on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Bored with doing the same thing in and out? On January 31, you can take a break from the rut by doing everything backwards on Backwards Day.

…that penguins cannot walk backwards?

Countdown to Backwards Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.

When is Backwards Day 2017? This year Backwards Day is on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.


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

Is Backwards Day a federal holiday?

No, Backwards 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 Backwards Day a national holiday?

Backwards 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 Backwards Day a paid holiday?

No, Backwards Day is not a paid holiday. 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 Backwards Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Backwards 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 Backwards Day?

Backwards Day is a Fun 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 Backwards Day?

On Backwards 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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Backwards Day 2017

Holiday: Backwards Day
Date: January 31, 2017
Weekday: Tuesday
Holiday Type: Fun
Backwards Day 2018: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Backwards Day 2019: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Backwards Day 2020: Friday, January 31, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that penguins cannot walk backwards?

How To Celebrate Backwards Day

Do everything backwards or sdrawkcab. Wear your outfit backwards and if you can, talk and write backwards.

Go to bed in the morning and start working in the evening, have dinner in the morning and breakfast in the evening, and have dessert first during all your meals.

Talk to people with your back towards them.

Say goodbye to people when you meet them, and hello when you depart.

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