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2018 Package Delivery Holidays


2018 Package Delivery Holidays

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.

HolidayWill They Deliver Packages?
New Years DayMonday, January 1NoNoNo
Martin Luther King Jr. BirthdayMonday, January 15NoYesYes
Washington's BirthdayMonday, February 19NoYesYes
EasterSunday, April 1NoNoNo
Memorial DayMonday, May 28NoNoNo
Independence DayWednesday, July 4NoNoNo
Labor DayMonday, September 3NoNoNo
Columbus DayMonday, October 8NoYesYes
Veterans Day (Observed)Monday, November 12NoYesYes
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22NoNoNo
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25NoNoNo

In addition to holidays, different carriers have different policies for weekend deliveries.

Saturday DeliveriesYesYesYes
Sunday DeliveriesYes*NoNo

*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.