Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
No, the post office is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. 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, January 19.
Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend?
The post office is open on Saturday, but will be closed Sunday. If your local post office branch is usually open on Saturdays, it will be open on Saturday, January 17, over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Some smaller post offices don’t open on Saturdays, and these will be closed as usual. There will be mail delivery on Saturday. The post office will be closed on Sunday, January 18, the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Post offices are closed on most Sundays, and there will also be no mail delivery.
Even though the USPS will be closed on both Sunday and Monday (January 18 and 19), you may still be able to take advantage of some basic postal services on these days. Even when branches are closed, there’s a place where you can drop off letters and packages. More and more postal branches have self-serve postage machines which allow you to weigh packages and purchase postage for them. What services are available will depend on your local branch, but it’s good to check out and see what you can do in case you need to use the service in the future.
If you need a letter or package to go out, you may want to consider turning to 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 January 19, 2015.
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