Like many other federal holidays, there can be confusion about what is and isn’t open. This is because in the U.S., these holidays aren’t national holidays. Federal holidays only apply to federal workers, and not all workers in the U.S. get the day off. However, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is part of the federal government, and it observes Presidents’ Day as part of their holiday schedule.
Is the post office open on Presidents’ Day?
No, the post office is closed on Presidents’ Day. The USPS observes Presidents’ Day and all post offices across the country will be closed on February 16. Mail service won’t be active and no letters or packages will be delivered to your home or business through the standard mail.
Is the post office open on Valentine’s Day?
Yes, the post office is open on Valentine’s Day. Each year, Valentine’s Day lands near or on Presidents’ Day weekend. Since a lot of people want their Valentine gifts to arrive on that day, they worry if the postal service will be open and delivering mail. Mail will be delivered as it would be on any other Friday or Saturday, as long as your local post office has regular Saturday hours.
Is the Post Office Open on the Sunday of Presidents’ Day Weekend?
No, the post office is closed on Presidents’ Day weekend Sunday. The post office is typically closed on Sundays, and over Presidents’ Day weekend is no exception. There will also be no standard mail delivery on February 15.
While the USPS will be closed February 15 and 16 over the Presidents’ Day weekend, it still may be possible for you to take advantage of basic postal services. More and more post offices have installed postal machines which allow you to weigh packages, letters, and other mail, and get the appropriate postage for them. The services available during closed hours will depend on your local post office branch, but it makes sense to check and see since this knowledge can prove helpful on days the post office is closed.
Those who need to send a letter or package on Saturday or Sunday and don’t have access to a self-serve postal machine, FedEx or UPS may be an option.
Is Federal Express (FedEx) open on Presidents’ Day?
Yes, FedEx is open on Presidents’ Day. FedEx doesn’t observe Presidents’ Day. They operate on February 18 as they would on any typical Monday, with all pickup and delivery services available on that day. FedEx offices will be open as well.
Is United Parcel Service (UPS) open on Presidents’ Day?
Yes, UPS is open on Presidents’ Day. While UPS does recognize Presidents’ Day, it doesn’t observe it. The company will run under its normal Monday schedule on February 18, and will deliver and pick up packages as usual. UPS stores will be open for business.
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