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Cyber Monday in the United States

Cyber Monday falls on the first Monday after Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday in the United States. It's becoming one of busiest online shopping days for deals and discounts in the US.

Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving Day, and is becoming one of busiest shopping days online.
Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving Day, and is becoming one of busiest shopping days online.

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
MonNov 292010Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 282011Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 262012Cyber MondayObservance 
MonDec 22013Cyber MondayObservance 
MonDec 12014Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 302015Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 282016Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 272017Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 262018Cyber MondayObservance 
MonDec 22019Cyber MondayObservance 
MonNov 302020Cyber MondayObservance 

Quick Facts

Most online retailers in the US offer discounted prices on their products and services on Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019


Name in other languages

Cyber MondayEnglish
Ciber lunesSpanish
יום שני המקווןHebrew
سايبر الاثنينArabic
사이버 월요일Korean
Cyber MondayNorwegian
Cyber MondayGerman

Alternative name


List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in November 2018 in the United States

Fun Holiday on November 26, 2018

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