Pepper Pot Day 2017: When Is Pepper Pot Day? 🗓

When is Pepper Pot Day 2017? This year Pepper Pot Day is celebrated on a Friday, December 29, 2017. In 2018, Pepper Pot Day is on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

December 29 is Pepper Pot Day, an unofficial holiday that honors the stew famously associated with George Washington’s army during the American Revolution.

Made of tripe, vegetables and pepper, pepper pot soup, also sometimes known as Philadelphia pepper pot, has for long been the subject of many American revolution legends. Rumor has it that the soup was responsible for helping George Washington’s army win the American Revolution. During the war, many farmers chose to sell food to the British. This created a shortage of food for the Continental Army. The cooks in the army cooked whatever they could find their hand on in a stew and saved the day by feeding soldiers pepper pot.

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

When is Pepper Pot Day 2017? This year Pepper Pot Day is on Friday, December 29, 2017.


Versions of the stew can be found in Guyana and other Caribbean countries, where it is reserved for special ocassions like weddings and holidays. The Caribbean version of the stew does not use tripe, and has hot peppers as one its main ingredients.

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

Is Pepper Pot Day a federal holiday?

No, Pepper Pot 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 Pepper Pot Day a national holiday?

Pepper Pot 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 Pepper Pot Day a paid holiday?

No, Pepper Pot 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 Pepper Pot Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Pepper Pot 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 Pepper Pot Day?

Pepper Pot 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 Pepper Pot Day?

On Pepper Pot 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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Pepper Pot Day 2017

Holiday: Pepper Pot Day
Date: December 29, 2017
Weekday: Friday
Holiday Type: Fun
Pepper Pot Day 2018: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Pepper Pot Day 2019: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Pepper Pot Day 2020: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know … that tripe usually comes from 3 of the 4 chambers of a cow’s stomach?Pepper Pot Day

How To Celebrate Pepper Pot Day

Make a big pot of pepper pot stew at home and invite your friends and family to enjoy it with you.

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