2023 USPS Holidays

What days does USPS close for federal holidays in 2023?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) observes 11 federal holidays in 2023. Each of the USPS holidays is listed below.

Monday, January 2*New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 29Memorial Day
Monday, June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4Independence Day
Monday, September 4Labor Day
Monday, October 9Columbus Day
Saturday, November 11*Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25Christmas Day

* 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. 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.

Is mail delivered on federal holidays?

The Postal Service (USPS) is closed for all legal public federal holidays. In 2023, there are 11 federal holidays.

What is the busiest holiday for USPS?

The Christmas holiday is the busiest shipping time for USPS. If you will be sending items in the mail you want to be sure arrive by Christmas, be sure to pay attention to the USPS shipping deadlines around the Christmas season.

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