Veterans Day falls on Friday, November 11 this year. Post offices are generally open for business on Fridays so many people will be wondering, “is the post office open on Veterans Day?”
Is the Post Office Open on Veterans Day?
Post offices are closed on Veterans Day. Post offices locations generally close in observance of most federal holidays. Veterans Day happens to be one of those holidays. Because Veterans Day falls on a Friday this year, the post office will be closed on Friday. Some locations will also be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The post office will also be closed for the following holidays through the end of 2016:
Thursday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
What Services Are Available at the Post Office on Veterans Day?
Postal employees will not be working on Friday, however, there will be limited services still available at your local P.O. People who rent mailboxes at post office locations will still be able to access their P.O. box as they would be able to any other day of the year. Most locations have automated postage machines in the lobby of the post office. If your local post office has one of these machines you will be able to calculate and purchase postage and send outgoing mail. Mail will not be picked up from mailboxes on Veterans Day.
Mail will also not be delivered to residences or businesses on Friday unless it is Priority Mail Express. Priority Mail is delivered by the post office 365 days a year. Not all locations provide Priority Mail delivery on Sundays and holidays (like Veterans Day). Delivery is available in most major markets though. If you need to ship something on Veterans Day you should check with your local P.O. to insure that delivery is available on federal holidays.
What Days Will Mail Be Delivered?
Mail delivery service is confusing when a holiday falls in the middle or the end of the week. This is the mail schedule for the week of Veterans Day:
Sunday, Nov. 6 – Closed
Monday, Nov. 7 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
Thursday, Nov. 10 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
Friday, Nov. 11 – Closed for the Veterans Day holiday.
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Regular Saturday service.
What if you need to ship something on Veterans Day and cannot wait for the post office to open on Thursday? There are a few other options to ship your package.
Is FedEx Open?
FedEx is open on Veterans Day. Federal Express will provide their normal services on Friday. FedEx may have altered holiday hours on Friday. If you plan to drop items off at FedEx, check their hours of operation on Veterans Day.
Is UPS Open?
UPS is open on Veterans Day. UPS will provide normal delivery and pick up service on Veterans Day.