USPS Holidays 2018: If you’re using services of USPS then you might be interested in knowing the holidays on which the US post offices are closed and no mail delivery is made. United States Postal Service provides mail services to more than 220 countries around the world. People rely on USPS for their important mail items and packages. USPS is the most trusted and reputed sources when it comes to send & receive mail items or packages safely. There are multiple services available which make the user experience better and that’s the reason people still prefer USPS when it comes to important shipment.
The employees of USPS work hard every day to deliver important mail items and packages. It doesn’t matter how bad weather conditions are or what situation is going on, USPS letter carrier always tries to make the delivery possible on time. Amazon also uses USPS as their primary shipment. Now the question comes, On which holidays post offices are closed?
Most of the post offices are closed on the following holidays, there may or may not be few post offices remain open during these holidays to execute the delivery of access mail load.
Apart from Sundays, following are the holidays on which the post offices are closed.
|1||January 1st||Monday||New Year’s Day|
|2||January 15th||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. birthday|
|3||February 19th||Monday||Washington’s birthday|
|4||May 28th||Monday||Memorial Day|
|5||July 4th||Wednesday||Independence Day|
|6||September 3rd||Monday||Labor Day|
|7||October 8th||Monday||Columbus Day|
|8||November 12th||Monday||Veterans’ Day|
|9||November 22nd||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|10||December 25th||Tuesday||Christmas Day|
So these are the federal holidays on which the post offices are closed apart from Sundays. As you all might be aware of that US post offices are closed on Sundays and only amazon packages and one other mail class is delivered on Sunday. So if you have mail item or package coming on these holidays, then you need to wait for the next business day.
Also, there is one important point to note that, if a postal or federal holiday falls on any day of the weekend then that holidays will be observed on the closed weekday. For an instance, if a holiday is falling on a Saturday then that holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday and if a holiday is falling on Sunday then that holiday will be observed on the succeeding Monday. Hopefully, the holiday process is clear now, for more details read Federal Holidays Wiki.
2018 USPS Holiday Calendar
You can also download Federal holiday calendar 2018 from here.
Now you know the holidays on which the post offices are closed. If you have any other query or question related to this topic then it is recommended to visit the official FAQ’s page of USPS i.e. http://faq.usps.com/ to get an answer.
Let’s understand why these holidays are observed or what’s the reason behind each federal holiday.
New Year’s Day: Celebrated on 1st of January every year. This holiday is fixed and celebrated on the same date around the world.
Martin Luther King Day: This holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is around King’s birthday, January 15.
Washington’s Birthday: This holiday is observed on the third Monday of February in honor of the first President of the United States.
Memorial Day: This holiday is observed on the last Monday every year in the U.S to remember people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
Independence Day: This holiday is observed on July 4th every year across the country. This day marks the freedom of United States from the British Empire.
Labor Day: This holiday is observed on the first Monday of the year every year. All the post offices will be closed on the first Monday of the September.
Columbus Day: This holiday is observed on the second Monday of October to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas.
Veterans Day: This holiday is observed November 11, every year across the country. This day is celebrated to honors military veterans i.e. persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Thanksgiving Day: This holiday is observed on the fourth week of November, every year across the country. This is a floating holiday and can float between 22nd to 28th November, depending on the year.
Christmas Day: This holiday is observed on December 25th every year. This day is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ and all the Post offices are closed on this day.
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