As we all know, USPS is one of the largest government enterprises in the United States. They work 6 days of the week, but many of their services are available 7 days of the week. They also offer low mailing rates and hence have been extremely popular in the country. We can add that USPS has been the top-performing enterprise in the country for 6 years now and they ship 40% of all the mail in the world. They have 32000 locations all over the country and they have a revenue per year of $66 billion.
However, they are not machines and employees need and have non-working days. In this article, we are going to take a look at the holidays of the year 2020 and we will explain all about the working and closed hours of USPS.
USPS will not deliver standard mail on these 10 days in 2020
USPS will deliver priority mail express services 365 days a year. However, they will not deliver standard parcels and packages on the 10 days we will mention below. During these holidays, post offices, offices that are not essential to the government and stores will be closed.
As a business owner, you need to know and memorize these holidays and keep in mind that your shipments will be delayed. It is basically something each person using USPS should know and base his or her plans according to the postal service schedule. Anyway, on the following 10 days, USPS is generally closed and won’t accept your shipments.
Keep in mind that during these days in 2020, USPS will not accept parcels nor they will deliver them. On the other side, on Washington’s Birthday, Independence Day and Veterans Day USPS will observe the parcels and mail in general. Below is a more detailed table of the main holidays in 2020 and closed hours.
*on open days, USPS will be mailing shipments
Another fact we must explain here is that on the 12th of November it is an observed Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day is actually on Sunday, the 11th of the same month.
The additional information you need to know about
Now is the time to explain all the details regarding all the holidays we have listed above. We will explain the basics you should understand and apply to your shipments and parcels.
1. New Year’s Day- Wednesday 1st of January
This is the first day of the New Year and it is celebrated across the world. It is based on the Julian and Gregorian calendar. This is also the day when many companies, establishments and generally many enterprises will not work. USPS is one of them. They won’t deliver packages on this very day and you won’t be able to send a standard package. However, they do accept Priority Mail Express and it is available services throughout the entire year, on all holidays.
2. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday- Monday, 20th of January
Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday is on the 20th of January. It marks the birth of the priest and activist in question. Don’t forget that the holiday is also known as Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MLK Day and King day. USPS is closed on this holiday and they do not accept sparkles nor shipments of any kind.
3. Washington’s Birthday- Monday, 17th of February
On the 17th of February, the US celebrates George Washington's birthday. He was born on this date in 1732 and the holiday is used to celebrate the first president of the United States and all other presidents of that matter. USPS is closed on the holiday and they never accept or mail parcels.
4. Memorial Day- Monday, 25th of May
USPS is closed on Memorial Day, a holiday that should help us recall all the people who die defending the country in armed conflicts. In 2020 Memorial Day will be on the 25th of May. You cannot ship parcels on this day.
5. Independence day- Friday, 3rd of July
Independent day is the most popular holiday in the United States. It refers to the year 1776 when the Continental Congress finally declared independence and the US became a separate country and not a part of the British Empire. This is also the day when the Declaration of Independence was accepted. USPS is always closed on this holiday.
6. Labor Day- Monday, 7th of September
Labor Day is a holiday present every single year on the first Monday of the month September. It is used to recall of all the workers who invested countless hours and time in developing and creating a powerful country. USPS is closed on Labor Day.
7. Labor Day- Monday, 7th of September
Columbus Day is celebrated on the 12th of October and it refers to the same date in 1492 when Columbus first reached the shores of North America. USPS doesn’t offer its services on this holiday.
8. Veterans Day- Wednesday, 12th of November
Veterans day is celebrated on the 11th of November, so the next day will be observed holiday, on the 12th of November. USPS is closed during this holiday and you won’t be able to send parcels nor receive them.
9. Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, 26th of November
In the United States, on the 4th of Thursday of every November, the country celebrates Thanksgiving Day. In Canada, the situation is slightly different. They celebrate the holiday on the second Monday of November. USPS will be completely closed during the holiday.
10. Christmas Day- Friday, 25th of December10. Christmas Day- Friday, 25th of December
Christmas is the holiday that symbolizes the birth of Jesus. All USPS offices are closed on the holiday. However, it is also a time of the year when massive shipments and parcels are sent. To compensate for the demand, USPS will be open on the 2 Sundays before the holiday. On holiday day, no parcels will be delivered.
11. ALL ABOUT USPS HOLIDAY 2020: CLOSED AND OPEN HOURS OF USPS
This was the complete USPS Holiday 2020 and you will have to understand that the closed hours of the service provider can have a huge impact on your business. Luckily when you know when they are closed, you can make adjustments in your business and still ship the packages where they need to go.