Magic Day 2017: When Is Magic Day? 🗓

When is Magic Day 2017? This year Magic Day is celebrated on a Tuesday, October 31, 2017. In 2018, Magic Day is on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

October 31 is Magic Day, a day that commemorates the life and times of one of the world’s best-known magicians Harry Houdini.

Best known for his escapist acts, Houdini died on this date in 1926 and this unofficial holiday was created a year after Harry Houdini’s death as Houdini Day. The Society of American Magicians also organizes a National Magic Week every year from October 25 to October 31 as a way to celebrate and appreciate the art and science behind magic.

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

When is Magic Day 2017? This year Magic Day is on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Practitioners of magic and magic enthusiasts all over the world celebrate the day by organizing magic events and performances.

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

Is Magic Day a federal holiday?

No, Magic 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 Magic Day a national holiday?

Magic 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 Magic Day a paid holiday?

No, Magic 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 Magic Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Magic 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 Magic Day?

Magic 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 Magic Day?

On Magic 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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Magic Day 2017

Holiday: Magic Day
Date: October 31, 2017
Weekday: Tuesday
Holiday Type: Fun
Magic Day 2018: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Magic Day 2019: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Magic Day 2020: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that historians believe that the first magic performance was held in 2700 BCE by an Egyptian magician called Dedi?

How To Celebrate Magic Day

Learn a few magic tricks and entertain your family and friends.

Read about the science and art behind magic acts.

Attend a magic show.

Watch movies that Harry Houdini acted in. Some of his more famous works include The Master Mystery and The Man from Beyond.

Since it is also Halloween on October 31, why not go crazy with the magic theme? Dress like a magician, decorate your home with a magic theme and entertain trick or treaters with magic acts.

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