Whit Monday 2017: When Is Whit Monday? Dates & Details πŸ—“

What day is Whit Monday on? Whit Monday 2017 is observed on a Monday in June. In 2016, it was on a Monday and Whit Monday in 2018 is on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Countdown to Whit Monday 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Many Christians in the United States will observe Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost , also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, which commemorates the Holy Ghost’s descent on Jesus Christ’s disciples, according to the New Testament of the Bible.

When is Whit Monday 2017? This year Whit Monday is on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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Many Christians in the United States will observe Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.

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

Is Whit Monday a federal holiday?

No, Whit Monday 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 Whit Monday a national holiday?

Whit Monday is not a federal public holiday in the United States. Whit Monday 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 Whit Monday a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. 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 Whit Monday?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Whit Monday. 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 Whit Monday?

Whit Monday is a Christian 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 Whit Monday?

On Whit Monday, 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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Whit Monday 2017

Holiday: Whit Monday
Date: June 5, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Christian
Whit Monday 2018: Monday, May 21, 2018
Whit Monday 2019: Monday, June 10, 2019
Whit Monday 2020: Monday, June 1, 2020

History & Origin

Christian Pentecost commemorates the Holy Spirit’s visit to the apostles who received the “gift of tongues” on the 50th day after Easter. It also marks the birth of the Christian Church. Although it is not certain when Pentecost was first observed by Christians, it may have been early as the first century. Pentecost occurs roughly seven weeks after Easter Sunday, or 50 days after Easter, including Easter Day. Like Pentecost, Whit Monday is movable because it is determined by the Easter date. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

Whit Monday used to be one of the major annual holidays in Pennsylvania Dutch country in the United States. From around 1835 to just after the Civil War, Whit Monday was referred to as the “Dutch Fourth of July” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where people came to eat, drink and be entertained.

In some Orthodox churches, Whit Monday is observed after the date set by the western churches. This is because some Orthodox churches still observe holidays according to the Julian calendar, which preceded the Gregorian calendar adopted by many western churches.

How To Celebrate Whit Monday

Some churches in the United States organize Whit Monday prayer rallies, which include prayers and street marches. Many churches acknowledge Whit Monday as part of Whitsun Week, or Whitsuntide, which includes Whit Sunday, or Pentecost.

How To Say Whit Monday in:

Spanish: Lunes de PentecostΓ©s
Norwegian: Annen pinsedag
German: Pfingstmontag

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