Most of the schools, colleges, and offices remain closed on Columbus Day/ Indigenous People’s Day 2022, which comes on Monday, October 10, 2022, this year. If you are wondering if the Post Office is closed or open on Columbus Day 2022, we have an answer.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday honored annually across the United States. It commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in 1492. There are plenty of festivities across the states as people get a day off from their work.
Many people think about sending wishes or other important items via USPS on the day. If you have the same plans, you need to know if the post office and mail delivery are functional on the holiday.
Is the Post Office Open on Columbus Day 2022?
No. The Post Office will not open and stay closed on Columbus Day 2022 (Monday, October 10th). This is in observance of the federal holiday in the United States. This means that you won’t be able to visit the local USPS branch, post parcels, or use its other services.
The USPS (United States Postal Service) recognizes all federal holidays and remains closed in their observance. Columbus Day/ Indigenous People’s Day is one of them. Thus, all Post Offices are closed on Monday, October 10, 2022.
However, some of their online services will remain functional. This includes ordering stamps, printing labels, ordering boxes, buying other mail supplies, etc. Although the major services like posting parcels, delivering mail, and operating offices will be closed.
Will the USPS Deliver Mail on Columbus Day 2022?
No. The USPS will not be delivering any mail on Columbus Day 2022. This is because all of their branches and depots across the United States are closed on federal holidays.
You won’t receive any letter or parcel on Monday, October 10, 2022, even if it was scheduled previously. The USPS workers will observe a day off and your deliveries will be delayed.
The parcels and mail scheduled to arrive on Monday will likely arrive a day later on Tuesday. Some of them could be delayed due to additional work on the following day. You can track the upcoming USPS packages here.
Annual Holidays on Which Post Office is Closed
The U.S.P.S observes 11 official holidays annual including Columbus Day and remained closed on them. Here is a list of days in 2022 when the Post Office is closed and their services are halted:
- New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 17.
- Presidents Day: Monday, February 21.
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30.
- Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed as June 19, the date of the newest federal holiday, falls on a Sunday)
- Independence Day: Monday, July 4.
- Labor Day: Monday, September 5.
- Columbus Day: Monday, October 10.
- Veterans Day: Friday, November 11.
- Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24.
- Christmas: Monday, December 26 (observed as December 25 falls on a Sunday)
Will FedEx and UPS Deliver on Columbus Day 2022?
FedEx and UPS (United Parcel Service) are among the private companies that set their own schedules. They operate partially or fully on some federal holidays and Columbus Day 2022 is one of them.
FedEx and UPS will maintain regular delivery services on the federal holiday coming this Monday. You will receive their parcels coming via them and you can also post your parcels using them while the USPS is closed.
The FedEx Office retail locations and the UPS Stores will also remain open during regular hours on Columbus Day 2022. Still, it’ll be better to call the branch first before going out.
Post Office and postal services have become essential as people are living away from each other. Their halts for even a day can disturb a lot of things.