The hustle and bustle of the new year can make it difficult to stay on top of upcoming holidays and events. Because of this, Martin Luther King Jr. Day often creeps up on people and finds them unprepared for the closings associated with a federal holiday. This year, MLK Day falls on January 21. If you’re thinking about using the day off to run errands, you may want to know is the post office open on MLK Day?
Is the Post Office Open on MLK Day?
No, the post office is closed on MLK Day. United States Postal Service employees are given every federal holiday off. This includes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Is the Post Office Open The Weekend Before MLK Day?
As usual, some post offices will be open on Saturday but all will be closed on Sunday. If your local post office branch is not typically open on Saturdays, it won’t be open the Saturday before MLK Day. Call USPS or visit their website to see the weekend hours for locations near you.
Even if the post office is closed, you can still take advantage of other services available to the public 365 days a year. You will still be able to drop off packages and letters to be mailed. Most post offices also have a machine where you can buy stamps and other postage as well. If you’re unsure of what services are available at your post office, give them a call.
Anything that needs to be sent on Sunday or a federal holiday may need to be taken to FedEx or UPS. Even these services aren’t available 365 days a year though.
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 MLK 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 21.
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 MLK Day.
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