International Animation Day 2017: When Is International Animation Day? 🗓

When is International Animation Day 2017? This year International Animation Day is celebrated on a Saturday, October 28, 2017. In 2018, International Animation Day is on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

October 28 is International Animation Day. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the artists, the scientists and the technicians behind animated art including animated movies.

Created by the International Animated Film Association (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) in 2002, the unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1892 when Charles-Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique made its first public appearance at the Grevin Museum in Paris, France.

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

When is International Animation Day 2017? This year International Animation Day is on Saturday, October 28, 2017.


Theatre Optique or Optical Theater was a machine that used a projector and mirrors to create images on a screen. The images were painted on a ribbon wound into a spool. Another spool unwound the ribbon as the images were projected on the screen.

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

Is International Animation Day a federal holiday?

No, International Animation 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 International Animation Day a national holiday?

International Animation 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 International Animation Day a paid holiday?

No, International Animation 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 International Animation Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on International Animation 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 International Animation Day?

International Animation 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 International Animation Day?

On International Animation 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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International Animation Day 2017

Holiday: International Animation Day
Date: October 28, 2017
Weekday: Saturday
Holiday Type: Fun
International Animation Day 2018: Sunday, October 28, 2018
International Animation Day 2019: Monday, October 28, 2019
International Animation Day 2020: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that the first animated film was Humorous Phases of Funny Faces? It was created by J.

How To Celebrate International Animation Day

Watch animated movies and learn about the science and art behind the movies.

Encourage the young artists in your life to take up animation as a future career.

Learn how to make your own animated movies using just your phone or your computer.

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