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What day is World Genocide Commemoration Day on? World Genocide Commemoration Day 2017 is observed on a Saturday in December. In 2016, it was on a Friday and World Genocide Commemoration Day in 2018 is on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Countdown to World Genocide Commemoration Day 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

World Genocide Commemoration Day on December 9 is a global event instituted by the United Nations (UN) to commemorate victims of genocide and highlighting humanity’s responsibility to prevent future genocides.

When is World Genocide Commemoration Day 2017? This year World Genocide Commemoration Day is on Saturday, December 9, 2017.


World Genocide Commemoration Day is a UN holiday dedicated to the victims of genocide.

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

Is World Genocide Commemoration Day a federal holiday?

No, World Genocide Commemoration 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 World Genocide Commemoration Day a national holiday?

World Genocide Commemoration 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 World Genocide Commemoration Day 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 World Genocide Commemoration Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on World Genocide Commemoration 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 World Genocide Commemoration Day?

World Genocide Commemoration Day is a regular 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 World Genocide Commemoration Day?

On World Genocide Commemoration 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.

World Genocide Commemoration Day 2017

Holiday: World Genocide Commemoration Day
Date: December 9, 2017
Weekday: Saturday
Holiday Type: United Nations observance
Presidents Day 2018: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Presidents Day 2019: Monday, December 9, 2019
Presidents Day 2020: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

History & Origin

How To Celebrate World Genocide Commemoration Day

How To Say World Genocide Commemoration Day in:

Spanish: DΓ­a Mundial de la ConmemoraciΓ³n del Genocidio
Norwegian: Welttag des Gedenkens an den Genozid

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