2019 Post Office Holidays
The post office closes on all of the major federal holidays throughout the year. Here are the holidays honored by the post office in 2019:
- January 1 (New Year’s Day) The post office is closed New Year’s Day 2019
- January 21 (Monday) The post office is closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 18 (Monday) The post office is closed Presidents’ Day
- April 15 (Monday) Some post offices are open extended hours on Tax Day
- May 27 (Monday) The post office is closed Memorial Day
- July 4 (Thursday) The post office is closed on Independence Day
- September 2 (Monday) The post office is closed Labor Day
- October 14 (Monday) The post office is closed Columbus Day
- November 11 (Monday) The post office is closed the day after Veteran’s Day in observance of the holiday
- November 28 (Thursday) The post office is closed Thanksgiving Day
- December 15 (Sunday) Some post offices are open the second Sunday before Christmas
- December 22 (Sunday) Some post offices are open the Sunday before Christmas
- December 24 (Tuesday) The post office is open Christmas Eve but many locations may close early
- December 25 (Wednesday) The post office is closed Christmas Day
- December 31 (Tuesday) The post office is open New Year’s Eve but many locations may close early
Postal Holidays to Remember
Most of the postal holidays above are ones you’d expect the post office to be closed. While tax day isn’t a holiday, many larger post offices will be open extended hours on Monday, April 15, to accommodate all the people trying to get their tax return letters in under the deadline. By extending the hours, it will ensure people get the needed April 15 postmark on their taxes up until midnight, when the post office usually closes much earlier. You will need to call your local post office to see if they will be open extended hours for tax day, and if so, until what time they will accept letters for postmarking.
The USPS is usually closed on Sundays, but there are exceptions. At the end of the year when people are mailing holiday gifts, some larger post offices remain open the two Sundays before Christmas to help deal with the added demand of sending packages. Since this doesn’t apply to all post offices, you need to call your local post office to see if any in your area will be open on these days.
Photo Credit: tales of a wandering youkai
Like Saving Advice? Subscribe!
Subscribe to get the latest Saving Advice content via email.