Is the post office open today?

YES! The post office is open today.

Your local post office will be open today, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. It is not currently a federal holiday or a weekend.

To check the specific operating hours of your local USPS location, please visit the official locator page on the USPS site. USPS also releases news about the status of local post offices on their Newsroom page.

USPS Holidays in 2023

The United States Postal Service posts it's official holidays here. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is usually observed on Monday. If the holiday falls on Saturday, then the holiday is observed on that Saturday. The observed holidays are listed in the tables below. You can also see an offical overview of federal holidays at the Office of Personel Management here and reference USPS specific holidays in the USPS Employee and Labor Relations Manual.

Mail-by deadlines

Recommended shipping dates to ensure your package gets to your intended recpient on time are posted by the USPS. To get an idea of ship by dates during holiday seasons, you can see the service alerts. Christmas and holiday shipping cut-off dates are listed by the USPS here. Be sure to send your packages before the recommended send-by dates.

Below is a table of holidays for this year and next. The post office will be closed and not delivering mail on the dates listed. This year (2022), you should be sending your USPS Ground packages by December 17, for destinations are within the United States. Cut-off dates start at November 29 for international packages.

DayDateHoliday Name
MondayJanuary 2, 2023New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 16, 2023Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 20, 2023Presidents Day
MondayMay 29, 2023Memorial Day
MondayJune 19, 2023Juneteenth
TuesdayJuly 4, 2023Independence Day
MondaySeptember 4, 2023Labor Day
MondayOctober 9, 2023Columbus Day
SaturdayNovember 11, 2023Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 23, 2023Thanksgiving Day
MondayDecember 25, 2023Christmas Day

USPS Holidays in 2024

DayDateHoliday Name
MondayJanuary 1, 2024New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 15, 2024Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 19, 2024Presidents Day
MondayMay 27, 2024Memorial Day
WednesdayJune 19, 2024Juneteenth
ThursdayJuly 4, 2024Independence Day
MondaySeptember 2, 2024Labor Day
MondayOctober 14, 2024Columbus Day
MondayNovember 11, 2024Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 28, 2024Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayDecember 25, 2024Christmas Day

Is the Post Office Open on Good Friday?

YES - The post office will be open on Good Friday. Mail will also be delivered on that day.

Easter can fall as early as March 22 and as late as April 25, there are no postal holidays in March or April. Good Friday is not a federal holiday (though it may be a state one) and will not affect your post office hours or mail delivery.

However UPS, and FedEx may observe that holiday. UPS's United States Holiday Schedule can be found here, while FedEx's can be found here.

Is mail delivered on flag day?

YES - Mail is delivered on Flag Day, which is June 14th. It is not a national holiday, so mail will be delivered unless June 14th falls on a Sunday, when USPS normally does not deliver.

Flag Day is one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag, which is flown below the US flag. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.

Does mail run on Black Friday?

YES, you will get mail and packages delivered on Black Friday. USPS, UPS, and FedEx all deliver on Black Friday. Black Friday occurs in November, the day after Thanksgiving, in the United States. It is not a federal holiday, but rather a day that retailers have used to promote sales and discounted prices to kick off the Christmas shopping season.

Post office hours

Chances are good that the post office will be open if it is not Sunday or a federal holiday. However, some post offices are closed on Saturdays. To find the daily operating hours of your local post office, you can head to this link. Enter your city and state, or Zip code, then click on the "Search" button. You'll be presented with the locations of nearby post offices, which also includes their retail hours as marked by the screenshot below

screenshot of usps find locations map with post office hours circled