Is the Post Office Open on Thanksgiving Day?
No, the post office is closed on Thanksgiving Day. Since the post office is run by the federal government, most of the employees get the day off as a paid holiday. Customer service employees are not available. Also, there is no regular mail delivery or pick up.
The only exception is Priority Mail Express. Items mailed through Priority Mail Express are delivered 365 days a year, regardless of any holidays. However, not all locations support Priority Mail Express deliveries, so you’ll want to check with the destination in advance if you need an item delivered on that day.
Additionally, if you have a PO box in an area of the post office that isn’t secured. You can still check for mail that was placed there previously. Similarly, self-service kiosks, if available, are operational. This includes postage machines in lobbies in unlocked post office buildings. You also have the ability to drop mail into the available slots for sorting after the holiday.
Otherwise, the post office will be open for every usual business day aside from Tuesday, December 25, 2018, when they close to observe Christmas.
What Days Will the Post Office Deliver Mail During the Week of Thanksgiving?
When a holiday falls in the middle of the week, figuring out the mail delivery schedule can be a little difficult. Here is when the post office will be open during Thanksgiving week:
- Sunday, November 18 – Closed
- Monday, November 19 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
- Tuesday, November 20 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
- Wednesday, November 21 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
- Thursday, November 22 – Closed
- Friday, November 23 – Open. Regular business hours and mail service.
- Saturday, November 14 – Regular Saturday service.
If you really need to ship something on Thanksgiving Day, you may consider turning to other delivery services. But, are they even open?
Is FedEx Open on Thanksgiving?
FedEx closes on Thanksgiving Day. Regular FedEx service resumes on Friday, November 23, 2018.
Is UPS Open on Thanksgiving?
UPS closes on Thanksgiving Day. However, UPS Express Critical service is available. Otherwise, normal UPS service resumes on the day after Thanksgiving.
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