When is Internet Day 2017? This year Internet Day is celebrated on a Sunday, October 29, 2017. In 2018, Internet Day is on Monday, October 29, 2018.
October 29 is celebrated every year as Internet Day around the world.
Can you imagine a world without the Internet? Without instant access to streaming movies, videos of kittens to make your day brighter, online shopping, and instant messaging?
Countdown to Internet Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.
When is Internet Day 2017? This year Internet Day is on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
The holiday encourages people to celebrate the Internet and to acknowledge that it has revolutionized how we communicate, gather knowledge and share information with each other. And yes, also how we waste our time.Below you will find all the details for Internet Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.
Is Internet Day a federal holiday?
No, Internet 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 Internet Day a national holiday?
Internet 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 Internet Day a paid holiday?
No, Internet 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 Internet Day?
Yes, there will be mail delivery on Internet 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 Internet Day?
Internet 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 Internet Day?
On Internet 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 Internet Day Gifts on Amazon
Internet Day 2017
Holiday: Internet Day
Date: October 29, 2017
Holiday Type: Fun
Internet Day 2018: Monday, October 29, 2018
Internet Day 2019: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Internet Day 2020: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Fun Holiday Fact
Did you know …that it took 20 years after the message was sent for the World Wide Web to be invented? Tim Berners-Lee, a software engineer at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland created the precursor the World Wide Web in 1989.
How To Celebrate Internet Day
Learn more about the history of the Internet.
Send everyone you know a Happy Internet Day message. Over the Internet of course.
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