Christmas Eve 2017: When Is Christmas Eve? Dates & Details 🗓

What day is Christmas Eve on? Christmas Eve 2017 is observed on a Sunday in December. In 2016, it was on a Friday and Christmas Eve in 2018 is on Monday, December 24, 2018.

Countdown to Christmas Eve 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day . It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives.

When is Christmas Eve 2017? This year Christmas Eve is on Sunday, December 24, 2017.


Christmas Eve in the United States is on December 24 each year.

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

Is Christmas Eve a federal holiday?

No, Christmas Eve 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 Christmas Eve a national holiday?

Christmas Eve is not a federal holiday. However, it is a partial day off in states like Kansas, North Dakota, and Virginia. It is a state holiday in Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Most schools and other educational institutions throughout the U.S. are usually closed on December 24. Many organizations will open as usual, but some may close earlier or offer reduced services. Stores are normally open as usual, but may shut earlier. Stores and malls are likely to be very busy, as people look for last minute Christmas gifts and stock up on food for the festive season.Public transit systems may run a normal or reduced service, particularly in the evening. If you need to use public transit on Christmas Eve, is it a good idea to check the services that the appropriate companies offer carefully. Many people travel to visit family members or friends on Christmas Eve. There may be some congestion on roads and highways, particularly around major cities. Airports and long distance bus terminals may be especially busy. Christmas Eve 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 Christmas Eve 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 Christmas Eve?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Christmas Eve. 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 Christmas Eve?

Christmas Eve is a Christian 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 Christmas Eve?

On Christmas Eve, 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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Christmas Eve 2017

Holiday: Christmas Eve
Date: December 24, 2017
Weekday: Sunday
Holiday Type: Christian
Presidents Day 2018: Monday, December 24, 2018
Presidents Day 2019: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Presidents Day 2020: Thursday, December 24, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Christmas Eve

How To Say Christmas Eve in:

Spanish: Nochebuena
Norwegian: Julaften
German: Heiligabend

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