Typewriter Day 2017: When Is Typewriter Day? 🗓

When is Typewriter Day 2017? This year Typewriter Day is celebrated on a Friday, June 23, 2017. In 2018, Typewriter Day is on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

June 23, the anniversary of the granting of a patent to American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868 is celebrated around the world as Typewriter Day. So, take out your old typewriter from the attic, dust it and get started on your magnum opus!

A typewriter is a mechanical device that allows users to type directly on a sheet of paper. While many people had been working on different prototypes of typewriters before 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes’ typewriter was the first one to be commercially marketed. Known as the Sholes and Glidden typewriter or the Remington 1 typewriter, the device could only type uppercase letters.

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

When is Typewriter Day 2017? This year Typewriter Day is on Friday, June 23, 2017.

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Typewriters revolutionized the world of communications. Letters and correspondences looked more professional, followed a consistent format, and were more legible when typed out on a typewriter compared to handwritten communications that dominated the workplace in the past. In addition to creating an efficient and more organized workspace, the use of typewriters in businesses and governments worldwide meant that typing became a required skill for many jobs. A large percentage of these jobs were administrative in nature and were usually done by women, who were specifically hired for their typing skills – the typewriter played a very important role in opening up workspaces for women.

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

Is Typewriter Day a federal holiday?

No, Typewriter 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 Typewriter Day a national holiday?

Typewriter 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 Typewriter Day a paid holiday?

No, Typewriter 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 Typewriter Day?

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

Typewriter 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 Typewriter Day?

On Typewriter 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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Typewriter Day 2017

Holiday: Typewriter Day
Date: June 23, 2017
Weekday: Friday
Holiday Type: Fun
Typewriter Day 2018: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Typewriter Day 2019: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Typewriter Day 2020: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that most typewriters and computers today share the same keyboard layout?

How To Celebrate Typewriter Day

Organize a typewriting contest – whoever types the fastest and with the least number of errors wins.

Show your typewriter pride by wearing typewriter-shaped jewelry.

Avoid using your computer and email, type letters and send them in the post or mail.

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