Thanksgiving Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. This year, in 2020, it will be celebrated on 26th November. Generally, for shipping services, Thursday is a working day, and people usually expect their deliveries on this day. If you are one of them, then you will be curious to know if Thanksgiving Day will affect the delivery services or not.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday, which means the number of services remain closed. If you are looking for an answer to “does mail run on Thanksgiving,” then you are at the appropriate place. In this article, we will be discussing the open-close and delivery status of certain shipping companies, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon.
Is the Post Office Open on Thanksgiving?
No, the post office remains closed on Thanksgiving. The United States Postal Service is observing ten holidays in 2020 (you can see the list below), and Thanksgiving is one of them. Thanksgiving is both a federal holiday and a postal holiday; thus, the post offices remain closed on this day.
No deliveries carried out unless they belong to USPS Priority Mail Express. The delivery of parcels will not take place on this day and will get delayed. If you are looking for the working hours on this day, then be clear that the services aren’t altered, it’s just no work is carried out and it’s a day off.
Now, those who were searching “Is USPS open on Thanksgiving” have got the answer. The United States Postal Services is closed on 26th November due to postal holiday, i.e., Thanksgiving Day.
Following are the days in 2020 when USPS is closed:
|Sr No.||Date||Week Day||Holiday|
|1||January 1||Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|2||January 20||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday|
|3||February 17||Monday||Washington’s Birthday|
|4||May 25||Monday||Memorial Day|
|5||July 4||Saturday||Independence Day*|
|6||September 7||Monday||Labor Day|
|7||October 12||Monday||Columbus Day|
|8||November 11||Wednesday||Veterans’ Day|
|9||November 26||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|10||December 25||Friday||Christmas Day|
|11||January 1, 2021||Friday||New Year’s Day|
Is UPS Open On Thanksgiving?
No, UPS is not open on Thanksgiving as it observes Thanksgiving as a holiday similar to other six federal holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
UPS will not deliver packages on this day unless it’s a UPS Express Critical package. On this day, you can only access UPS Express Critical. On the very next day, i.e., 27th November, which is Black Friday, services will resume in a regular manner.
Is FedEx Open on Thanksgiving?
No, FedEx shipping services do not open on Thanksgiving Day. Similar to other shipping services, FedEx also does not deliver packages on this day. If you are expecting a delivery on this day, wait for one more day.
The only exception is FedEx’s “Custom Critical” service, as it is available throughout the year. A day before Thanksgiving, and a day after Thanksgiving, the services are carried out regularly without any halt or delay.
Is Amazon Open on Thanksgiving?
No, the Amazon delivery operates as per the USPS’s holiday schedule. USPS remains closed and does not deliver mails on this day. Thus, Amazon also remains closed and does not deliver packages on Thanksgiving Day. So, if you have a pending delivery, wait until Thanksgiving is passed.
After knowing all this, we can easily say that the mail does not run on Thanksgiving Day. You won’t be able to get the delivery of your mail or package on 26th November. Only the packages sent through their services, which run 365 days a year, will be delivered on Thanksgiving. Otherwise, USPS, UPS, and FedEx are closed on this day.