There is mail service every day except Sundays and Federal Holidays. There is still mail delivery on state and local holidays, but you can always check here to see if there is mail delivered each day!
Federal holidays with no mail service
There table below has the upcoming Federal holidays where there won’t be mail service in 2017 and 2018.
|Federal (USPS) Holiday||Date||MM/DD/YYYY|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25, 2017||12/25/2017|
|New Year’s Day||Monday, January 1, 2018||1/1/2018|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday||Monday, January 15, 2018||1/15/2018|
|Presidents Day||Monday, February 19, 2018||2/19/2018|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 28, 2018||5/28/2018|
|Independence Day||Wednesday, July 4, 2018||7/4/2018|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 3, 2018||9/3/2018|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 8, 2018||10/8/2018|
|Veterans Day||Monday, November 12, 2018||11/12/2018|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 22, 2018||11/22/2018|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday, December 25, 2018||12/25/2018|
State holidays do have mail service
A number of states and localities have holidays that are not federal holidays. Some state holidays with mail delivered on the day include Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Election Day, Day after Christmas (or boxing day), Lincoln’s Birthday, New Year’s Eve and Victory Day (formally VJ day).
Good Friday is the most celebrated of the list, with Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee all recognizing the day as a State Holiday. But there is mail delivered on Good Friday.
The day after Christmas is celebrated in a few states as well. Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and the US Virgin Islands all offer time off to the state employees, but the post office is still open and mail is still delivered on December 26. This can be particularly important if you’re a day late and a dollar short with your presents. (And lucky for the 11 states where Christmas eve is a state holiday, that the mail service is based on Federal holidays).
The table below sets out a list of state holidays.
|State holiday||Number of states celebrating|
|Day after Christmas||6|
|New Year’s Eve||4|