When is Comic Book Day 2017? This year Comic Book Day is celebrated on a Monday, September 25, 2017. In 2018, Comic Book Day is on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
September 25 is Comic Book Day. The holiday celebrates the art and science behind comic books and encourages people to read and share comic books.
A comic book is a book that tells stories through pictures or illustrations and text. The story is usually divided into sequential panels and dialogs and thoughts of the characters are presented in a stylized graphic called a speech bubble or balloon.
Countdown to Comic Book Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.
When is Comic Book Day 2017? This year Comic Book Day is on Monday, September 25, 2017.
While stand-alone and series comic strips have been around for a very long time – the earliest recorded comics can be traced back to 113 AD on Trajan’s Column located in Rome – historians believe that the first comic book ever published was in 1837 in Europe. Called The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck, the book was written by Swiss writer, Rudolphe Töpffer.Below you will find all the details for Comic Book Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.
Is Comic Book Day a federal holiday?
No, Comic Book 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 Comic Book Day a national holiday?
Comic Book 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 Comic Book Day a paid holiday?
No, Comic Book 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 Comic Book Day?
Yes, there will be mail delivery on Comic Book 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 Comic Book Day?
Comic Book 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 Comic Book Day?
On Comic Book 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.Shop Comic Book Day Gifts on Amazon
Comic Book Day 2017
Holiday: Comic Book Day
Date: September 25, 2017
Holiday Type: Fun
Comic Book Day 2018: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Comic Book Day 2019: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Comic Book Day 2020: Friday, September 25, 2020
Fun Holiday Fact
Did you know …that the Incredible Hulk, a comic book character known for growing in size and becomes more powerful when he is angry, was originally drawn as a gray by its creator Stan Lee? However, because of printing issues, Marvel, the publisher of the comic decided to change him to green.
How To Celebrate Comic Book Day
Have a favorite comic book character party where guests come dressed as their favorite comic book character.
Visit your local comic book store and pick out a new comic book to read.
Lend your favorite comic books to your friends so they can also get interested in reading them.
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