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U.S. Postal Service Holidays in 2023: Is the Post Office Open?

Get services online even when there’s no mail delivery and post offices are closed

Hudson, NY - APRIL 20: A sign in a store front says CLOSED sitting on a chair.  On April 15, New York  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was going to sign an executive order that requires everyone in the state to wear a mask or a mouth/nose covering in public when not social distancing.  New York remains the epicenter of the coronavirus with over 200,000 cases. Governor Cuomo and other governors around the country have been sparing with President Donald Trump about the timing to reopen states without setting off another outbreak.  Photographed in Hudson, NY, USA on April 20, 2020.  New York residents remain under a lock down restricting in their ability to go out and required to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The U.S. Postal Service observes 11 official holidays annually, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Post offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 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
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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 operate normally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and their retail locations will be open.

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