2022 USPS Holidays

When does the USPS close for holidays in 2022?

The Postal Service (USPS) is open most days of the year, but when is it closed for federal holidays in 2022?

USPS observes 11 federal holidays each year. The table below contains the full list of 2022 USPS holidays. The Postal Service is closed on these dates and will not deliver mail or packages. However, some USPS services are available at USPS.com 24/7 regardless of holidays.

Note that the Postal Service is closed in observation of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

DateHoliday
Friday, December 31, 2021*New Year’s Day
Monday, January 17Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 21Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 30Memorial Day
Monday, June 20**Juneteenth National Independence Day
Monday, July 4Independence Day
Monday, September 5Labor Day
Monday, October 10Columbus Day
Friday, November 11Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26*Christmas Day

*If a holiday falls on a Saturday, for most USPS employees, the preceding Friday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, for most USPS employees, the following Monday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. 

**Juneteenth National Independence Day will be recognized as a holiday eligible to USPS full-time and part-time career employees. The observance will be included in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 518, Holiday Leave and be subject to the corresponding provisions of the section.

USPS Domestic Mail and Shipping Services

According to the USPS, these are the shipping times for its major domestic shipping services. These are important to note if you plan to ship something around a federal holiday when the Postal Service will be closed.

ServiceShipping TimePricingMail or Package
Priority Mail Express®Next Day to 2 Days$$$Packages
Priority Mail®1–3 Days$$Packages
USPS Retail Ground®2–8 Days$Packages
Media Mail®2–8 Days$Packages
First-Class Mail®1–5 Days$Mail
First-Class Package Service®1–3 Days$Small Packages (up to 13 oz)

Are FedEx and UPS Open on 2022 Federal Holidays?

FedEx and UPS have varying schedules on 2022 federal holidays depending on the holiday and the services each company offers.

According to its 2022 operating schedule, UPS is closed on New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving (Nov 25), and Christmas Day (Dec 25). UPS Express Critical® is still available.

FedEx has a detailed 2022 holiday shipping schedule as well with varying closures for many of its services depending on the holiday. Most services are open on MLK Day, for example, but on Memorial Day, most services are closed.

2022 Federal Holidays

For a complete listing of all federal holidays in 2022 and when they are observed for pay and leave purposes for federal employees, see this post: 2022 Federal Holidays

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.