When is Lover’s Day 2017? This year Lover’s Day is celebrated on a Sunday, April 23, 2017. In 2018, Lover’s Day is on Monday, April 23, 2018.
April 23 is Lover’s Day, a day to celebrate your significant other and let them know how much they mean to you.
While the origin of Lover’s Day is a mystery, some sources believe that the unofficial holiday is based on St. George’s Day, a religious holiday celebrated in many parts of Europe.
Countdown to Lover’s Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.
When is Lover’s Day 2017? This year Lover’s Day is on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Some countries have their own versions of Lover’s Day. Brazilians for example, celebrate Lover’s Day, also called Dia dos Namorados. on June 12.Below you will find all the details for Lover’s Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.
Is Lover’s Day a federal holiday?
No, Lover’s 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 Lover’s Day a national holiday?
Lover’s 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 Lover’s Day a paid holiday?
No, Lover’s 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 Lover’s Day?
Yes, there will be mail delivery on Lover’s 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 Lover’s Day?
Lover’s 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 Lover’s Day?
On Lover’s 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 Lover's Day Gifts on Amazon
Lover’s Day 2017
Holiday: Lover’s Day
Date: April 23, 2017
Holiday Type: Fun
Lover’s Day 2018: Monday, April 23, 2018
Lover’s Day 2019: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Lover’s Day 2020: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Fun Holiday Fact
Did you know …that in some countries women can propose marriage to their significant others only on a Leap Day?
How To Celebrate Lover’s Day
Do something thoughtful and special for your loved one. Maybe do their errands for them or make their favorite dish for dinner.
Since Lover’s Day has not yet been taken over by commercial interests, you can celebrate it in your own style without the pressures of having to go all out. For example, make them a handmade gift, clean up their closet, watch that movie you hate but they love, write a poem, take them out dancing, go to the carnival, throw a party in their honor, surprise them with a weekend getaway.
It is almost spring in the Northern Hemisphere, so what about surprising your loved one with a spring picnic? Pack some bubbly, some of his or her favorite candy and let the romance bloom!
If you are planning on getting married soon, choose April 23 as your wedding date. It certainly is less clichéd and common.
It is also Take a Chance Day on April 23, so why not take a chance on love and let that special someone know how much they mean to you?
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