The U.S. Postal Service observes 11 official holidays annually, including Columbus Day. Post offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9 (which many states and cities also observe as Indigenous Peoples Day), and the Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages on that date.
Here are the Postal Service holidays for 2023.
- New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 2 (observed)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 16
- Presidents' Day: Monday, Feb. 20
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
- Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 19
- Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4
- Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4
- Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 9
- Veterans Day: Saturday, Nov. 11
- Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23
- Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25
Even when brick-and-mortar facilities are closed, some post office services are available online 24/7, including on holidays. With a USPS.com account, you can order stamps, print shipping labels, order boxes and other mail supplies, and request package pickups.
Stamps are also sold at most major supermarkets, pharmacies and office supply stores, which are open on some federal holidays.
FedEx and UPS holidays
Other major delivery companies set their own schedules and operate partially or in full on some federal holidays. Most FedEx and UPS services will run normally on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. UPS Stores and FedEx Office retail locations will be open.