Spouse’s Day 2017: When Is Spouse’s Day? 🗓

When is Spouse’s Day 2017? This year Spouse’s Day is celebrated on a Thursday, January 26, 2017. In 2018, Spouse’s Day is on Friday, January 26, 2018.

January 26 is Spouse’s Day, a day to celebrate your spouse, better half, or significant other.

The unofficial holiday encourages people to let their spouses know how much they are loved, respected, and appreciated.

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

When is Spouse’s Day 2017? This year Spouse’s Day is on Thursday, January 26, 2017.


While the term spouse is traditionally used to refer to individual bound by law through marriage, these days it can be used to refer to people who may be in a common-law marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union.

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

Is Spouse’s Day a federal holiday?

No, Spouse’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 Spouse’s Day a national holiday?

Spouse’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 Spouse’s Day a paid holiday?

No, Spouse’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 Spouse’s Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Spouse’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 Spouse’s Day?

Spouse’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 Spouse’s Day?

On Spouse’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.

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Spouse’s Day 2017

Holiday: Spouse’s Day
Date: January 26, 2017
Weekday: Thursday
Holiday Type: Fun
Spouse’s Day 2018: Friday, January 26, 2018
Spouse’s Day 2019: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Spouse’s Day 2020: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that Denmark was the first country in modern times to recognize same-sex marriage in 1989?

How To Celebrate Spouse’s Day

While gifts are always nice, the best and the most meaningful gift is the gift of time. Spend some quality time with your partner. Maybe take the day off and surprise them with a picnic.

Do their errands and chores for them.

Make their favorite foods and treats.

Whatever you do, make sure you tell them that you appreciate everything they do for you.

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