Pistachio Day 2017: When Is Pistachio Day? 🗓

When is Pistachio Day 2017? This year Pistachio Day is celebrated on a Sunday, February 26, 2017. In 2018, Pistachio Day is on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Archeologists believe that pistachios were used as food as early as 6000 BCE. Celebrate this ancient and healthy nut on February 26, Pistachio Day.

Also known as National Pistachio Day or World Pistachio Day, this unofficial holiday encourages people to add pistachios to their daily diets and take advantage of their health benefits.

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

When is Pistachio Day 2017? This year Pistachio Day is on Sunday, February 26, 2017.


Called the happy nut in China and the smiling nut in Iran. pistachios are native to the Middle East and Central Asia.

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

Is Pistachio Day a federal holiday?

No, Pistachio 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 Pistachio Day a national holiday?

Pistachio 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 Pistachio Day a paid holiday?

No, Pistachio 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 Pistachio Day?

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

Pistachio 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 Pistachio Day?

On Pistachio 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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Pistachio Day 2017

Holiday: Pistachio Day
Date: February 26, 2017
Weekday: Sunday
Holiday Type: Fun
Pistachio Day 2018: Monday, February 26, 2018
Pistachio Day 2019: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Pistachio Day 2020: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that the Jylgyndy Forest Reserve in Kyrgyzstan was created to conserve the pistachio plant?

How To Celebrate Pistachio Day

Add pistachios to every meal of the day. Start with adding it to your breakfast cereal, substitute peanut butter with pistachio butter for your lunch sandwich, have a pistachio crusted pork chop for dinner and finish the day off with a scoop or two of pistachio ice cream or pistachio cake.

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