The United States Postal Service works hard for its customers. The employees work around the clock to serve the customers. The mailman tries to collect and deliver the packages on time. It wouldn’t be wrong in saying that USPS or post offices work 365 days a year if we include Priority Mail Express service which runs 365 days a year. So, is there post office holidays when all employees are on leave, and the post offices are closed?
Of course, there are Post Office Holidays, and all post offices are closed on those holidays. Here, in this article, we’ll find out those holidays when USPS does not deliver mail and packages, and all post offices are closed.
USPS Holidays 2020:
USPS does not run, and all post offices are closed on the following days:
|January 1, Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|January 20, Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|February 17, Monday||Washington’s Birthday (observed)|
|May 25, Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 4*, Saturday||Independence Day|
|September 7, Monday||Labor Day|
|October 12, Monday||Columbus Day|
|November 11, Wednesday||Veterans Day|
|November 26, Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25, Friday||Christmas Day|
You can see that in the year 2020, there are ten holidays observed by USPS when there won’t be any mail delivery and mail pickup (except Priority Mail Express packages). These all are postal holidays. Thus all post offices will be closed on these days.
If you know about the USPS holiday schedule and post office holiday hours, then it would be helpful for you. You can plan your mail delivery date. If you are a business, which relies on package deliveries, then this list of U.S. Mail Holidays can help you to serve better. You can plan the package deliveries. You can also visit the Find Locations page to find out the working hours and USPS holiday hours of different post offices in your area.
Note: Priority Mail Express service runs 7 days a week and 365 days a year including weekends and the holidays listed above.
- USPS Holiday Calendar 2020:
Is There Mail Delivery Today?
Most of the people search the terms like “is today a postal holiday” and “does the mail run today.” They wanna know about the holiday and mail running status of today.
So, we want to tell them that mail and packages are delivered every day but Sundays, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Washington’s Birthday or Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. In other words, all the holidays listed above.
If you want your package to be delivered even on Sundays and holidays, then use the Priority Mail Express service.
Some people also search the term “what time does the mail come today?” So, the answer is:
- Priority Mail Express items are delivered by 10:30 am
- Domestic Express Mail items are delivered by 12 pm
- International Mail items are delivered before 3 pm
- All types of mail items are delivered by 5 pm
FAQ on USPS Holidays:
The list of the U.S. Post Office Holidays is already given above. Still, if you have any doubts regarding any day, then you can read the answers below. There are a few days in the year 2020, which confuse the most. People think that those days are observed as post office holidays, but they are not. So, we’ll talk about all those days here. Let’s start:
- Does the Mail Run on New Year’s Day?
No, the mail does not run on New Year’s Day, January 1. New Year’s Day is also a federal holiday. All the post offices, banks, government companies, and most of the private companies are closed on this day.
- Does Mail Run on Martin Luther King Day?
No, the mail does not run on Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday. This year, it is observed on Monday, January 20. You can see this day is in the list of U.S Postal Service holidays. So, no post office will open on Martin Luther King Day.
- Does Mail Run on Presidents’ Day?
No, the mail does not run on Presidents’ Day. USPS observes third Monday of every February as the President Day in the memory of George Washington. This year, it is falling on February 17. So, don’t expect USPS to deliver the mail or packages on this day. Also, post offices are not open on this day.
- Is the Post Office Open on Good Friday?
Yes, the post office is open on Good Friday, April 10. Mail also runs on this day because Good Friday is not a holiday for USPS. Normal mail delivery and pickup will take place. So, you can expect the delivery of your shipment on this day.
- Is There Mail Delivery on Easter Monday?
Yes, there is mail delivery on Easter Monday, April 13. Similar to the Good Friday, the post office is also open on this day. Easter Monday is also not observed a post office holiday. So, mail delivery will happen as any other working day.
- Does Mail Run on Memorial Day?
No, the mail does not run on Memorial Day. All post offices are closed on Memorial Day, May 25. It is a holiday for all the post offices.
- Does Mail Run on Labor Day?
No, the mail does not run on Labor Day. Similar to Memorial Day, Labor Day is also a holiday for all USPS employees and customers. All the post offices will be closed on September 7.
- Is There Mail on Columbus Day?
No, there is no mail on Columbus Day, October 12. The post office is not open on this day since Columbus Day is a holiday for USPS. That’s why no mail delivery will take place on this day unless it is a Priority Mail Express package.
- Is There Mail on Veterans Day?
No, there is no mail on Veterans Day, November 11. The post office is also not open on Veterans Day because it is observed a holiday. It is observed to honour military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
- Does Mail Run on Thanksgiving?
No, the mail does not run on Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving Day is observed on November 26. It is a holiday for the post offices. So, no post office will open on this day.
- Does Mail Run on Black Friday?
Yes, the mail runs on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. Black Friday isn’t a holiday for USPS. So, all the post offices will open on Black Friday, November 27. Customers can expect the delivery and the pick up on this day.
- Does Mail Run on Christmas Eve?
Yes, the mail runs on Christmas Eve, December 24. This day isn’t considered a holiday. In fact, all post offices work harder on this day because they deal with a large volume of mails and packages before the holiday season. So, all post offices will open on Christmas Eve, and mail delivery will take place.
- Does USPS Deliver on Christmas Day?
No, USPS doesn’t deliver on Christmas Day, December 25. It is a holiday for all USPS employees. This day is one of the biggest days of the year. All the government offices, banks, stock markets, etc. are closed on this day. The post offices are also closed on Christmas.
- Is There Mail Delivery on Boxing Day?
Boxing Day isn’t a holiday for the post offices. So, there is mail delivery on Boxing Day, December 26. The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day. All the post offices are open on this day.
- Does Mail Run on New Year’s Eve?
Yes, the mail runs on New Year’s Eve, December 31. This day isn’t a holiday for the post offices. So, all the post offices will open on New Year’s Eve. There will be mail delivery on this day. Customers can also schedule a pick up on the same day.
Now, you know that USPS does not run on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. There is no mail delivery on these days. All the post offices are closed on all these days.