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Is the Post Office Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017?

By , January 11th, 2017 | One Comment


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 16. It is the second federal holiday of 2017, New Year’s Day being the first. When there is a federal holiday, it can cause some confusion about what is open and what is closed. This is because federal holidays are not national holidays in the United States, so the openings and closings can vary from holiday-to-holiday. One thing people are usually curious about is whether the post offices are open or not. Well, since the post office is part of the federal government, they close on most federal holidays.

Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

No, the post office is closed on MLK Day. As part of the federal government, United States Postal Service (USPS) employees get Martin Luther King Jr. Day off from work. Post office branches will remain closed, and there won’t be any mail delivery on Monday, Jan. 16.

Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend?

The post office is open on Saturday, but will be closed Sunday. Some local branches of USPS are open on Saturdays, some are not. If you are wondering whether or not your post office is open on Saturday, give them a call. There will be mail delivery on Saturday, as usual, however, the post office will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 15, the day before MLK Day. Because post offices are closed on Sundays, there will be no mail delivery.

Although USPS will close its doors Sunday and Monday (January 15 and 16), you can still take advantage of the basic postal services. Even when branches of the USPS are closed, there is a place where you can drop off letters and packages. You can also usually buy stamps or postage from a machine in the lobby of the post office. These services will depend on your local branch, but it is always good to check and see what you can do at your local post office just in case you need to use any of the self-service features in the future. However, there are other ways to send things out on federal holidays. If you need a letter or package to go out, you may want to consider using FedEx or UPS.

Is UPS open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Yes, the United Parcel Service is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. UPS recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but the company doesn’t observe the holiday. All UPS services are available and the company will run as if it were any other typical Monday.

Is Federal Express open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Yes, Federal Express is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. FedEx treats Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a regular Monday, and provides their normal pickup and delivery service on Jan. 16.

If there is another local delivery service or parcel pickup that you’re wondering is open or not, give them a call to see if they are open on Monday.

Photo: Flickr: Mike Licht

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