Labor Day 2017: When Is Labor Day? Dates & Details 🗓

What day is Labor Day on? Labor Day 2017 is celebrated on a Monday in September. In 2016, it was on a Monday and Labor Day in 2018 is on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Countdown to Labor Day 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, facts, bank hours, mail delivery details and upcoming federal and public holidays.

Labor Day is on the first Monday of September every year. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor unions’ strengths of and contributions to the United States’ economy.

When is Labor Day 2017? This year Labor Day is on Monday, September 4, 2017.

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Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States. It gives workers a day of rest and it celebrates their contribution to the American economy.

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

Is Labor Day a federal holiday?

Yes, Labor Day is a federal holiday. All federal holidays are also public holidays in United States. If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday is a holiday. You can view all federal holidays.

State holidays are holidays for the government and public sector in that state and almost all, private businesses will give employees the day off.

Is Labor Day a national holiday?

Labor Day is a federal holiday. All Government offices, schools and organizations and many businesses are closed. Some public celebrations, such as fireworks displays, picnics and barbecues, are organized, but they are usually low key events. As it is the last chance for many people to take summer trips, there may be some congestion on highways and at airports. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables. Labor 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 Labor Day a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. Both federal and state law require most employers, but not all, to pay overtime. 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 Labor Day?

Many people ask ‘Is there mail delivery on Labor Day’? The answer is no, there will be no mail delivery on Labor Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be closed for the holiday, which means that no businesses or homes will receive mail. This also counts out USPS and Fedex packages. According to USPS and Fedex, because it is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed.

Additional holidays on which mail is not delivered are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Christmas Day

Are banks open on Labor Day?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and many banks are closed. While most banks are closed, 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 closed on Labor Day. 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.

Banks that are closed for the holiday include:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Compass Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HSBC
  • Huntington National Bank
  • KeyBank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions
  • RBS Citizens
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • US Bank

Are stores open on Labor Day?

On Labor Day, many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no national 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 are closed on Labor Day 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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Labor Day 2017

Holiday: Labor Day
Date: September 4, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Federal Holiday
Labor Day 2018: Monday, September 3, 2018
Labor Day 2019: Monday, September 2, 2019
Labor Day 2020: Monday, September 7, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Labor Day

How To Say Labor Day in:

Spanish: Día del Trabajo
Norwegian: Arbeidernes dag
German: Tag der Arbeit

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