The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and America is preparing for the celebrations in full swing. This day commemorates the ratification of the US Declaration of Independence. What’s even better is that the 4th of July falls on Monday this year, thus giving them a long three-day weekend. The only confusion that remains here is whether the post offices will be open or not.
4th of July Leads to Closures of Many Offices
The 4th of July happens to be a federal holiday all over the country. It leads to several closures around the United States, including banks, financial markets, post offices, schools, and universities that are still running their summer seasons. Some places have already shut their doors, considering it is a long weekend.
Here is more information about whether all the post offices in the country will remain closed or not.
Will the Post Office Remain Closed on the 4th of July?
The United States Postal Services, also known as USPS, is a government agency that delivers mail and packages. It offers different services, including First-Class Mail, Parcel Post, and Priority Mail. The service is made open on all the weekdays as well as weekends. However, there may be some minor changes during federal and public holidays that the Government announces. For instance, if the holiday falls on a Saturday, expect the package to get delivered on the next day (Sunday).
Eleven holidays are observed by the United States Postal Services.
When Does the USPS remain Closed?
You will find USPS not operating its services on the following days.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Juneteenth National Independence Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
FedEx and UPS Holidays
Other major delivery and mail companies often set their own schedules and operate partially on some federal holidays. For instance, FedEx and UPS have already stated that they will not operate their services on the 4th of July except through their services for critical deliveries. Expect UPS Stores to be closed.
FedEx Office retail locations will be likely to operate on modified schedules. Some of them may even remain closed. We advise you to contact the local or nearby store for details to get the proper insight.
Postal delivery in America remains an essential service. Post offices throughout the country continue to operate on regular working days. Even when the world was struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, these offices would continue to carry out their services on regular working days with provisions and accommodations for physical distancing.
The 4th of July involves a huge celebration all over America. The citizens celebrate it in different ways – marching in the parade, lighting up the sky with fireworks and cannons, hosting barbecues, taking a holiday in various parts of America to explore the celebration, doing a picnic at a park or a beach, and dressing up at their best.
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