Bow Tie Day 2017: When Is Bow Tie Day? 🗓

When is Bow Tie Day 2017? This year Bow Tie Day is celebrated on a Monday, August 28, 2017. In 2018, Bow Tie Day is on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

August 28 is Bow Tie Day, an annual holiday that celebrates the elegant fashion accessory usually worn by men at formal occasions.

A type of necktie, the bow tie became a part of a fashionable man’s wardrobe in the early 19th century. It is believed that tie evolved from another type of male neckwear called the cravat. The cravat originated in Croatia in the 17th century as a band of cloth that was wrapped around the neck and was possibly worn as a way for soldiers to close the fronts of their shirts or to hide any stains on the front of their shirts. By the 18th century, the cravat had become popular among fashionable circles in France and Europe.

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

When is Bow Tie Day 2017? This year Bow Tie Day is on Monday, August 28, 2017.


In the early days, the bow tie was specifically reserved for formal occasions. Black tie attire became a term synonymous with tuxedos worn with black bow ties. Outside of formal events, bow ties gained a reputation of being associated with stodgy intellectualism, thought to be worn by people who did not care much about what others thought of them. In recent years, bow ties have become cool again. Today, they are part of the daily attire of many men and women.

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

Is Bow Tie Day a federal holiday?

No, Bow Tie 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 Bow Tie Day a national holiday?

Bow Tie 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 Bow Tie Day a paid holiday?

No, Bow Tie 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 Bow Tie Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Bow Tie 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 Bow Tie Day?

Bow Tie 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 Bow Tie Day?

On Bow Tie 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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Bow Tie Day 2017

Holiday: Bow Tie Day
Date: August 28, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Fun
Bow Tie Day 2018: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Bow Tie Day 2019: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Bow Tie Day 2020: Friday, August 28, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that a very fashionable person is known as a clotheshorse?

How To Celebrate Bow Tie Day

If you have never worn a bow tie before, today is the day to procure one and spend some time learning how to tie it.

Host a bow tie party. Decorate the venue with bow ties and require all your guests to come wearing a bow tie. Serve cookies and cakes in the shape of bows and give out bow ties as favors or prizes for party games.

Do you have a creative side? Why not then hand knit, crochet, or sew your own unique bow tie to wear to your next event?

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