Cyber Monday in the United States
Online Shopping Day
Cyber Monday is a marketing invention that was first observed in 2005 by online retailer shop.org. Seen as an online version of Black Friday, Cyber Monday was created to allow customers to shop online from the comfort of their offices and homes.
The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is traditionally considered to be the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, brick and mortar retailers have sales and provide massive discounts to attract customers, making it one of the busiest shopping days of the year. As a result, many people tend to stay away from stores to avoid crowds. Additionally, thanksgiving weekend is also one of the busiest travel weekends in the US when people travel around the country to be with their families. Such travel may mean that many customers miss Black Friday deals and sales. It is thought that Cyber Monday was created as a way to encourage such customers to shop without having to visit brick and mortar stores.
Sales and Discounts
Online retailers offer deals, often posting the kind of deals and sales they will have on online forums and websites, several weeks and days ahead. It is thought that a large percentage of the shopping on this day is done during work hours. Keeping this in mind, several retailers offer extra lunchtime discounts to their customers.
Several other countries, including Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom also now have their own version of Cyber Monday.
What's Open or Closed?
Cyber Monday is not a public holiday, so it's business as usual in the US.
Cyber Monday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Mon||Nov 29||2010||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 28||2011||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 26||2012||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Dec 2||2013||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Dec 1||2014||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 30||2015||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 28||2016||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 27||2017||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 26||2018||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Dec 2||2019||Cyber Monday||Observance|
|Mon||Nov 30||2020||Cyber Monday||Observance|
Quick FactsMost online retailers in the US offer discounted prices on their products and services on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday 2016Monday, November 28, 2016
Cyber Monday 2017Monday, November 27, 2017
Name in other languages
|יום שני המקוון||Hebrew|
Other holidays in November 2016 in the United States
- All Saints' Day – Tuesday, November 1, 2016
- All Souls' Day – Wednesday, November 2, 2016
- Election Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016
- Marine Corps Birthday – Thursday, November 10, 2016
- Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2016
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24, 2016
- State Holiday – Friday, November 25, 2016
- First Sunday of Advent – Sunday, November 27, 2016