USPS Holiday Hours: Is New Year’s Day 2021 mail available? January 1, New Year’s Day is a postal holiday, so that mail service including USPS, USPS, and FedEx only runs select hourly services. Post offices and boxes are subject to holidays.
USPS Holiday Hours
USPS Holiday Schedule
Are New Year’s Post Offices open?
Post offices open on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Day, January 1, however, is a postal holiday so the post offices are closed. Both post offices will be open and run on Thursday, 2 January 2021, with normal hours.
Mail will be delivered on New Year’s Eve but as New Year’s Day is a postal holiday, daily mail will not be sent on January 1. Priority Mail Express is the only USPS service to be running on New Year’s Day. Post will be updated as usual by 2 January 2021.
USPS on New Year’s Day:
Mail will be received from Blue Collection Boxes on New Year’s Eve but mail will not be received from collection boxes on the New Year’s Eve. Posts will be published as usual on 2 January 2021.
UPS Holiday Schedule:
It’s expected UPS will deliver on New Year’s Eve. Nevertheless, UPS accepts New Year’s Day as a holiday and doesn’t send mail on January 1. Essential UPS Express is the only service that is available on New Year’s Day. As of 2 January, UPS services are to be run as scheduled.
In 1885 a federal New Year’s Day holiday began. Non-important federal government departments will be closed on New Year’s Day and federal employees will pay even when they are off. Employees in the private sector enjoy day off or additional pay on the New Year.
Many federal holidays celebrated annually in the US are Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Remembrance Day, Independence Day, Labour Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. This year President Donald Trump has proclaimed Christmas Eve as a Federal holiday.
Christmas Eve is a federal holiday, how does it affect postal services like USPS, FedEx and UPS? Should the post offices be closed or will operate on holidays on 24 December 2019?
This year, President Donald Trump declared Christmas Eve a public holiday, and gave most federal employees the day off. This can affect work hours such as USPS. UPS and FedEx remain private companies and will not be affected by this move.
USPS services are open or not on Christmas Eve?
The federal holiday would also have an effect on USPS Blue Collection Boxes, and all mails will be received by noon. Post office hours vary by location and your nearest post office can be closed early on Christmas Eve.
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Unlike UPS, FedEx is a privately held corporation and you don’t celebrate the federal holiday on Christmas Day.
Nonetheless, FedEx Express and FedEx office will run with modified service on December 24 and FedEx Freight is not running. All other services FedEx provides will work as normal.