Is the post office open today?

MAYBE. Some post offices are open today.

Not all post offices are open on Saturdays.

To check the specific operating hours of your local USPS location, please visit the official locator page on the USPS site.

USPS Holidays in 2021

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.

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
FridayJanuary 1, 2021New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 18, 2021Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 15, 2021Washington's Birthday
MondayMay 31, 2021Memorial Day
MondayJuly 5, 2021Independence Day
MondaySeptember 6, 2021Labor Day
MondayOctober 11, 2021Columbus Day
ThursdayNovember 11, 2021Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 25, 2021Thanksgiving Day
SaturdayDecember 25, 2021Christmas Day

USPS Holidays in 2022

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

Is the Post Office Open on Good Friday?

YES - The post office will be open on Good Friday.

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.

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