Croissant Day 2017: When Is Croissant Day? 🗓

When is Croissant Day 2017? This year Croissant Day is celebrated on a Monday, January 30, 2017. In 2018, Croissant Day is on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

On January 31, wake up and head straight to your favorite bakery to get a croissant for your breakfast, because it is Croissant Day.

The crescent shaped flaky and buttery pastry made by layering and rolling out leavened dough. While it is usually consumed plain, many variations of the pastry exist. In many parts of the world, bakeries bake croissants with chocolate, fruits, meat, vegetables, and cheese. Many people use croissants to make sandwiches. Some popular croissant sandwiches include egg salad sandwich, tuna sandwich, and cheese and ham sandwich.

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

When is Croissant Day 2017? This year Croissant Day is on Monday, January 30, 2017.


Contrary to popular belief, croissants are not French in origin. Food historians believe that the Austrian kipferl is the ancestor of the present-day croissant. Legend has it that kipeferl, which is the German word for crescent, was created by some Viennese bakers as a way to celebrate the defeat of Ottoman invaders by the soldiers of Vienna. The bakers according to the story, fashioned their new creation in the form of the crescent they saw on the enemies flag.

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

Is Croissant Day a federal holiday?

No, Croissant 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 Croissant Day a national holiday?

Croissant 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 Croissant Day a paid holiday?

No, Croissant 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 Croissant Day?

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

Croissant 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 Croissant Day?

On Croissant 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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Croissant Day 2017

Holiday: Croissant Day
Date: January 30, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Fun
Croissant Day 2018: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Croissant Day 2019: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Croissant Day 2020: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that a cronut is both a croissant and a doughnut? The pastry was created by New York Chef Dominique Ansel.

How To Celebrate Croissant Day

Have croissants for all your meals. Start with a plain croissant for breakfast, a croissant sandwich for lunch, and end the day with a chocolate or custard-filled croissant.

Try making croissants at home from scratch. Don’t forget to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

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