Bologna Day 2017: When Is Bologna Day? 🗓

When is Bologna Day 2017? This year Bologna Day is celebrated on a Tuesday, October 24, 2017. In 2018, Bologna Day is on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

October 24 is Bologna Day, an unofficial holiday that was created to honor everyone’s favorite sausage and sandwich meat – bologna.

Also sometimes known as baloney or boloney, bologna sausage is an American version of the Italian mortadella sausage. The American version is named after the Italian city of Bologna, where the original sausage is thought to have originated from.

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

When is Bologna Day 2017? This year Bologna Day is on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.


According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) bologna sausages can be made of pork, beef, chicken or lamb, but the meat has to be very finely ground such that there can be no flecks of lard or spices visible in the sausage. In the U.S. bologna sausages are mostly used to make bologna or baloney sandwiches, which is a slice of bologna and other condiments between two pieces of white bread. Many regional varieties of the sandwich exist, the most famous being fried bologna sandwich from the Midwest.

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

Is Bologna Day a federal holiday?

No, Bologna 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 Bologna Day a national holiday?

Bologna 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 Bologna Day a paid holiday?

No, Bologna 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 Bologna Day?

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

Bologna 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 Bologna Day?

On Bologna 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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Bologna Day 2017

Holiday: Bologna Day
Date: October 24, 2017
Weekday: Tuesday
Holiday Type: Fun
Bologna Day 2018: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Bologna Day 2019: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Bologna Day 2020: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that the University of Bologna, is the second oldest university still in existence in the world? It was founded in 1088.

How To Celebrate Bologna Day

Make a bologna sandwich for all your meals. Try pairing it with different condiments to mix things up.

For a special dessert, try making a bologna cake – a cake made by alternating layers of bologna and cream cheese.

Make your own bologna sausage from scratch.

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