Puzzle Day 2017: When Is Puzzle Day? 🗓

When is Puzzle Day 2017? This year Puzzle Day is celebrated on a Sunday, January 29, 2017. In 2018, Puzzle Day is on Monday, January 29, 2018.

What is 24 hours long, all about solving problems, and is one of the best unofficial holidays of the year? Puzzle Day, of course.

Celebrated every year on January 29, the holiday honors puzzles of all stripes – jigsaws, riddles, science, math, mechanical, and word puzzles, and of course, real life puzzles.

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

When is Puzzle Day 2017? This year Puzzle Day is on Sunday, January 29, 2017.


Puzzles are problems that are difficult to solve or require special skills to resolve. They can take various forms and emphasize different expertise. For example, crosswords, word search, and anagrams put a person’s vocabulary and skills with a language to test. Games like Sudoku and Rubik’s Cube, on the other hand, test the player’s logical thinking and mathematical skills. Jigsaws develop patience and visual skills.

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

Is Puzzle Day a federal holiday?

No, Puzzle 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 Puzzle Day a national holiday?

Puzzle 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 Puzzle Day a paid holiday?

No, Puzzle 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 Puzzle Day?

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

Puzzle 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 Puzzle Day?

On Puzzle 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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Puzzle Day 2017

Holiday: Puzzle Day
Date: January 29, 2017
Weekday: Sunday
Holiday Type: Fun
Puzzle Day 2018: Monday, January 29, 2018
Puzzle Day 2019: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Puzzle Day 2020: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that the world’s first crossword was published on December 21, 1913 in the Sunday newspaper, New York World? The puzzle was created by journalist Arthur Wayne.

How To Celebrate Puzzle Day

Host a puzzle party and solve puzzles with family and friends. Send out invites in the form of a crossword, decorate the venue with puzzles and serve a Rubik Cube shaped cake.

Learn about the history of puzzles and about the science behind creating them.

Spend the day solving puzzles of all kinds.

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