Is the post office open today?

YES! The post office is open today.

Your local post office will be open today, Thursday, August 11, 2022. 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 2022

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.

DayDateHoliday Name
FridayDecember 31, 2021New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 17, 2022Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 21, 2022Presidents Day
MondayMay 30, 2022Memorial Day
MondayJune 20, 2022Juneteenth
MondayJuly 4, 2022Independence Day
MondaySeptember 5, 2022Labor Day
MondayOctober 10, 2022Columbus Day
FridayNovember 11, 2022Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 24, 2022Thanksgiving Day
MondayDecember 26, 2022Christmas Day

USPS Holidays in 2023

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

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.

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