Veterans Day 2017: When Is Veterans Day? Dates & Details 🗓

What day is Veterans Day on? Veterans Day 2017 is celebrated on a Saturday in November. In 2016, it was on a Friday and Veterans Day in 2018 is on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Countdown to Veterans Day 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, facts, bank hours, mail delivery details and upcoming federal and public holidays.

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

When is Veterans Day 2017? This year Veterans Day is on Saturday, November 11, 2017.


Veterans Day in the USA is a holiday to honor all who have served in the United States Military Services.

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

Is Veterans Day a federal holiday?

Yes, Veterans Day is a federal holiday. All federal holidays are also public holidays in United States. If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday is a holiday. You can view all federal holidays.

State holidays are holidays for the government and public sector in that state and almost all, private businesses will give employees the day off.

Is Veterans Day a national holiday?

Veterans 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 Veterans Day a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. Both federal and state law require most employers, but not all, to pay overtime. 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 Veterans Day?

Many people ask ‘Is there mail delivery on Veterans Day’? The answer is no, there will be no mail delivery on Veterans Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be closed for the holiday, which means that no businesses or homes will receive mail. This also counts out USPS and Fedex packages. According to USPS and Fedex, because it is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed.

Additional holidays on which mail is not delivered are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Christmas Day

Are banks open on Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a federal holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and many banks are closed. While most banks are closed, 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 closed on Veterans Day. 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.

Banks that are closed for the holiday include:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Compass Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HSBC
  • Huntington National Bank
  • KeyBank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions
  • RBS Citizens
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • US Bank

Are stores open on Veterans Day?

On Veterans Day, many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no national 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 are closed on Veterans Day 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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Veterans Day 2017

Holiday: Veterans Day
Date: November 11, 2017
Weekday: Saturday
Holiday Type: Federal Holiday
Veterans Day 2018: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Veterans Day 2019: Monday, November 11, 2019
Veterans Day 2020: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate Veterans Day

How To Say Veterans Day in:

Spanish: Día del Veterano de Guerra
Norwegian: Tag der Veteranen

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