World Lindy Hop Day 2017: When Is World Lindy Hop Day? 🗓

When is World Lindy Hop Day 2017? This year World Lindy Hop Day is celebrated on a Friday, May 26, 2017. In 2018, World Lindy Hop Day is on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Put on your dancing shoes and do the Lindy Hop, because May 26 is World Lindy Hop Day.

Also known as the jitterbug, Lindy Hop originated in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. The day commemorates Frankie Manning, who some consider one of the creators of the dance form.

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

When is World Lindy Hop Day 2017? This year World Lindy Hop Day is on Friday, May 26, 2017.


A combination of different kinds of dances, including jazz, swing, and tap, Lindy Hop is a two-person dance where the partners dance hand in hand or in an embrace to jazz music. Just as in jazz, there is some form of improvisation that takes place during the dance.

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

Is World Lindy Hop Day a federal holiday?

No, World Lindy Hop 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 Lindy Hop Day a national holiday?

World Lindy Hop 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 Lindy Hop Day a paid holiday?

No, World Lindy Hop 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 World Lindy Hop Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on World Lindy Hop 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 Lindy Hop Day?

World Lindy Hop 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 World Lindy Hop Day?

On World Lindy Hop 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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World Lindy Hop Day 2017

Holiday: World Lindy Hop Day
Date: May 26, 2017
Weekday: Friday
Holiday Type: Fun
World Lindy Hop Day 2018: Saturday, May 26, 2018
World Lindy Hop Day 2019: Sunday, May 26, 2019
World Lindy Hop Day 2020: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that some people believe that the name, Lindy Hop, may have originated from the name of aviator Charles Lindbergh? Lindbergh was fondly called Lindy by the media and after he successfully finished his solo flight between New York and Paris, media headlines read Lindy Hops the Atlantic.

How To Celebrate World Lindy Hop Day

Learn how to dance the Lindy Hop.

Host a Lindy Hop dance party or participate in one near you.

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