E veryone loves a holiday….unless you’re eagerly waiting for a package delivery. Then the holiday just means your package won’t be delivered for another day or two. Not all holidays are created equal either. Some holidays are “government holidays” for government workers, meaning private sector workers keep working. We’ve put together a list of holidays in the United States along with the delivery schedule for the three major shipping carriers: US Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx.
|Holiday||Will They Deliver Packages?|
|New Years Day||Monday, January 1||No||No||No|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday||Monday, January 15||No||Yes||Yes|
|Washington's Birthday||Monday, February 19||No||Yes||Yes|
|Easter||Sunday, April 1||No||No||No|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 28||No||No||No|
|Independence Day||Wednesday, July 4||No||No||No|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 3||No||No||No|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 8||No||Yes||Yes|
|Veterans Day (Observed)||Monday, November 12||No||Yes||Yes|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 22||No||No||No|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday, December 25||No||No||No|
In addition to holidays, different carriers have different policies for weekend deliveries.
*Priority Express and certain Amazon packages only
We don’t list any of the regional carriers here, but they will mostly align with their private sector brethren in terms of holiday and weekend deliveries. If your packages are not delivered directly to you, but to a staffed receiving and redistribution point (like an apartment office or corporate mailroom), they will likely have operating hours and holiday schedules as well. You'll need to check with them on that.