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What day is Friday the 13th on? Friday the 13th 2017 is observed on a Friday in January. In 2016, it was on a Friday and Friday the 13th in 2018 is on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Countdown to Friday the 13th 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Friday the 13th is believed to be an unlucky day in many countries, but a lucky one in others.

When is Friday the 13th 2017? This year Friday the 13th is on Friday, January 13, 2017.


Friday the 13th is a day full of superstitious beliefs in communities worldwide.

Below you will find all the details for Friday the 13th 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Friday the 13th a federal holiday?

No, Friday the 13th 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 Friday the 13th a national holiday?

Friday the 13th 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 Friday the 13th 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 Friday the 13th?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Friday the 13th. 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 Friday the 13th?

Friday the 13th is a regular 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 Friday the 13th?

On Friday the 13th, 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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Friday the 13th 2017

Holiday: Friday the 13th
Date: January 13, 2017
Weekday: Friday
Holiday Type: Worldwide observance
Friday the 13th 2018: Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday the 13th 2019: Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday the 13th 2020: Friday, March 13, 2020

How To Celebrate Friday the 13th

For most people who consider Friday 13th unlucky, it is more a question of what they avoid doing, rather than what they do on this day.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. Frigg is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and triskaidekaphobia means the fear of 13. It’s also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is based on the Greek word for Friday.

Truly Frightening

It is a real fear – some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words β€œFriday the 13th.” Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th. Symptoms of this fear range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

August the Worst

In Brazil, Friday 13 in August is considered unluckier than any other Friday 13, especially as agosto (August) rhymes with desgosto (sorrow).

Some charities use Friday 13 for fund raising events. At Port Dover in Ontario, Canada, there is a big celebration for motorcyclists called PD13, which attracts large crowds.

How To Say Friday the 13th in:

Spanish: Viernes 13
Norwegian: Fredag den 13.
German: Freitag der 13.

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