Yet another federal holiday is around the corner. Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day so many businesses and government-operated facilities will be closed in observation of the day. It gets a bit confusing because many retail outlets have the choice to stay open or closed on each federal holiday. When it comes to what’s open and what’s closed on Memorial Day, nothing is black and white. However, many people will be wondering if the post offices will be open on Memorial Day.
Is the post office open on Memorial Day?
No, the post office isn’t open on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day lands on the last Monday in May each year. This year, it will be celebrated on May 30. Many people will be heading to the beach for a three-day weekend because it is one of the 10 official federal holidays in the United States that are recognized by the government. The US Postal Service (USPS) is part of the government, so post offices throughout the country will be closed on Monday.
If you need to get a package out, there won’t be any post office employees available. However, there are a number of other options offered by USPS to ensure you get your package ready to be shipped. It will be like a typical Sunday at the post office, an area with self-serve postage will be available. Keep in mind that even if you get your mail or package into the box at the PO, it will not go out on Monday. It will go out Tuesday. Because post office employees have the day off, mail will not run as normal.
Will the post office be open on Memorial Day weekend?
- Saturday May 28: Maybe. Some local post offices stay open on Saturday. If your local PO is usually open on Saturdays, it will be open on May 28. If it is not usually open, it will be closed. The branches that are open will likely have shorter hours though. Larger branches are sometimes open on Saturday, so if you need to get some mail out, you can look at the USPS website and find the closest open branch to you and check their hours.
- Sunday May 29: No. Post office branches are typically closed on Sunday. The day before Memorial Day will be no different.
- Monday May 30: No. The post office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Remember that the post office isn’t the only mail service available to get packages out. Private mail carriers, such as the United Postal Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx) may be open so that you may send your mail.
Is UPS Open on Memorial Day?
No, regular UPS services aren’t open on Memorial Day as the company does observe this holiday. If your need to send a package is urgent, UPS offers UPS holiday and UPS Express Critical services on Memorial Day.
Is Fed Ex Open on Memorial Day?
No, FedEx is closed on Memorial Day and all regular mail and package deliveries will not be made. FedEx Home Delivery service will also be closed on Tuesday, June 1.
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