Cake Day 2017: When Is Cake Day? 🗓

When is Cake Day 2017? This year Cake Day is celebrated on a Sunday, November 26, 2017. In 2018, Cake Day is on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Cake Day is on November 26. Have your cake and eat it too on one of the greatest holidays ever invented.

Also known as National Cake Day in the United States, this unofficial holiday whose origins are unknown, celebrates and honors cake, the food of champions.

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

When is Cake Day 2017? This year Cake Day is on Sunday, November 26, 2017.


Cake has been everyone’s favorite dessert since ancient times, though the earliest cakes were more like bread and were usually sweetened with honey. These cakes were mostly used for religious purposes and in religious and cultural ceremonies and were usually round in shape since they were made and molded by hands.

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

Is Cake Day a federal holiday?

No, Cake 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 Cake Day a national holiday?

Cake 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 Cake Day a paid holiday?

No, Cake 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 Cake Day?

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

Cake 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 Cake Day?

On Cake 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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Cake Day 2017

Holiday: Cake Day
Date: November 26, 2017
Weekday: Sunday
Holiday Type: Fun
Cake Day 2018: Monday, November 26, 2018
Cake Day 2019: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Cake Day 2020: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that the term cake comes from the Old Norse word kaka?

How To Celebrate Cake Day

Eat cake! For breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Make your favorite cake and don’t forget to share it with friends and family.

Have a cake baking contest at work. Whoever wins for the best cake gets to take the leftovers (if any) home.

If the day coincides with Thanksgiving in the United States, replace the pie at your thanksgiving table with cake. Or even better just add cake to the array of desserts.

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