USPS Holidays - days the post office is closed this year and next year

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Is the post office open today?

YES! The post office is open today.

Your local post office will be open today, Tuesday, November 28, 2023. It is not currently a federal holiday or a weekend.

Mail will be delivered.

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

Day Holiday Edit
Monday
Date
January 2nd, 2023
New Year's Day
Monday
Date
January 16th, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday
Date
February 20th, 2023
Washington's Birthday
Monday
Date
May 29th, 2023
Memorial Day
Monday
Date
June 19th, 2023
Juneteenth
Tuesday
Date
July 4th, 2023
Independence Day
Monday
Date
September 4th, 2023
Labour Day
Monday
Date
October 9th, 2023
Columbus Day
Saturday
Date
November 11th, 2023
Veterans Day
Thursday
Date
November 23rd, 2023
Thanksgiving Day
Monday
Date
December 25th, 2023
Christmas Day

USPS Holidays in 2024

Day Holiday Edit
Monday
Date
January 1st, 2024
New Year's Day
Monday
Date
January 15th, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday
Date
February 19th, 2024
Washington's Birthday
Monday
Date
May 27th, 2024
Memorial Day
Wednesday
Date
June 19th, 2024
Juneteenth
Thursday
Date
July 4th, 2024
Independence Day
Monday
Date
September 2nd, 2024
Labour Day
Monday
Date
October 14th, 2024
Columbus Day
Monday
Date
November 11th, 2024
Veterans Day
Thursday
Date
November 28th, 2024
Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday
Date
December 25th, 2024
Christmas Day

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 official overview of federal holidays at the Office of Personnel Management here and reference USPS specific holidays in the USPS Employee and Labor Relations Manual.

Holiday Mail-by deadlines

2023 USPS Holiday Shipping and Mailing Deadlines

Within the Lower 48 (excludes Alaska and Hawaii)

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail (including greeting cards) — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

Alaska

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

Hawaii

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

Air/Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Nov. 6
  • First-Class Mail — Dec. 9
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 9
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service — Dec. 15 (PMEMS not available for APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 093)

Recommended shipping dates to ensure your package gets to your intended recipient 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 during the holiday season. Be sure to send your packages before the recommended send-by dates.

Is there mail delivery on June 10th?

YES, there will be mail on June 10th if it doesn’t fall on a Sunday. June 10th is not a federal holiday, however, Juneteenth is. “Juneteenth” often misheard as June 10th. Juneteenth occurs on June 19th, and was made a federal holiday in 2021 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. Its name is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”, as it is celebrated on the anniversary of June 19, 1865. Post offices will close on Juneteenth.

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. This year, Good Friday occurs on April 7th, 2023.

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

post office hours in location finder screenshot