Does Mail Run on Labor Day? USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on the first Monday of September every year to honor and recognize the contributions and works of laborers to the achievements and development of the United States.

As we know, it is a federal holiday, but the question is, “Does Mail Run on Labor Day?” Let’s find out the delivery and pickup status of USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon, and other mail delivery services. First, let’s start with USPS:

Does USPS Deliver on Labor Day?

No, USPS does not deliver mail on Labor Day. This is because it’s a holiday for USPS workers. So, there will be no mail pickup or delivery on Labor Day, September 6, 2021.

The United States Postal Service follows a federal holiday structure. Therefore, there are holidays other than Labor Day in a year when no mail delivery and pick up takes place. You can find those days in the list below.

Here is the list of USPS Holidays 2021:

 January 1FridayNew Year’s Day
January 18MondayMartin Luther King Jr. birthday
 February 15MondayPresidents’ Day
 May 31MondayMemorial Day
 July 5*MondayIndependence Day
September 6MondayLabor Day
 October 11MondayColumbus Day
 November 11ThursdayVeterans Day
November 25ThursdayThanksgiving Day
 December 25**SaturdayChristmas Day

USPS employees say that they don’t deliver mail or letters on Labor Day, but they deliver packages on the same day. So, if you see a mailman or truck in your area, consider yourself lucky because the official site of the USPS says that Labor Day is a holiday for their employees. All the non-essential workers receive a paid day off.

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Exception: USPS Priority Mail Express service runs 7-days a week and 365-days a year. Mail and packages sent through this service get delivered even on Sundays and Holidays.

Is the Post Office Open on Labor Day?

No, the post offices are closed on Labor Day. Like Banks, Schools, and Government Offices, all post offices are closed on Labor Day, September 6.

So, if you are planning to visit your local post office, you should cancel it or postpone it for the next business day, Tuesday.

UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Amazon on Labor Day:

Does UPS Deliver on Labor Day?

No, The UPS does not deliver on Labor Day. No UPS pickup or delivery service is available on September 6.

The UPS Store Locations are also closed.

Only UPS Express Critical service is available on this day. This service is available 7/24/365.

Does FedEx Deliver on Labor Day?

FedEx does not deliver on Labor Day. The following FedEx services are closed on Labor Day, September 6: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground Economy, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Trade Networks.

FedEx Offices will run modified hours. So, you should check the opening or closing time of your local FedEx office before visiting.

FedEx Custom Critical service is available even on this holiday. It runs every single day.

Does DHL Deliver on Labor Day?

No, DHL does not deliver on Labor Day. Similar to USPS, UPS, and FedEx, DHL observes this day as a holiday. So, normal pickup and delivery services will remain suspended.

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All DHL offices will remain closed on the same day. However, normal pickup and delivery services will resume on the next working day, September 7.

Only the DHL Same Day Delivery service is available for the customers on this day. Packages sent through this service will be delivered on this holiday and other holidays as well.

Does Amazon Deliver on Labor Day?

No, Amazon does not deliver on Labor Day. Amazon follows the USPS Holidays Schedule, which includes Labor Day as a federal holiday.

So, there will be no delivery by Amazon on Labor Day.


In the end, if we have to sum up everything, we can say that the mail does not run on Labor Day. All post offices will be closed on this day. USPS, UPS, Amazon, DHL, and FedEx do not deliver packages on this day. So, if you are expecting any package on this day, it would be delivered on the next business day.

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