Do you want to make sure you get all of your Happy New Years wishes out to your friends and family on time this year? Well, make sure you don’t miss the mail deadline because the U.S. Post Office will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve, and Monday, Jan 1, New Years Day, this year.
New Years Day is a federal holiday in the United States. It is one of the four original federal holidays along with Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. A federal holiday refers to a holiday that is recognized by the U.S. government. On these days, all non-essential federal government offices are closed and all federal employees are paid for the holiday. Private employees who are required to work on federal holidays may receive holiday pay on top of their normal pay. Any federal holiday that falls on a weekend is usually observed on the closest weekday.
New Years Day is obviously observed on Jan. 1 and it celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. There are many things that people do to celebrate the new year including, counting down to midnight, watching the ball drop in Times Square and even fireworks and parties. New Years often serves as the traditional end to the holiday season.
Follow this guideline to make sure you don’t miss a beat when it comes to New Years post office hours.
New Years Eve/Day Schedule
Check out these holiday schedules for UPS, FedEX and USPS.
New Years Eve/Day Mail Pickup
All blue collection boxes at the post office will not be serviced on New Years Eve and Day. Regular collections will be made on Saturday, Jan. 30 and will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Mail Delivery On News Years Eve/Day
All post offices will be closed on New Years Eve and Day. Regular mail will not be delivered on New Years Day, only Priority Express Mail will be delivered on both days. Regular mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.