USPS Holidays 2018 – When are Post Office Holidays?

USPS Holidays 2018: Get to know the postal holidays in the year 2018 here, as you people aware of that post offices are closed on Sundays and some Federal Holidays. If you are using USPS to send or receive important mail items or packages then you should know about the working hours, holidays of post offices to know the days when you won’t get delivery of your mail items. Check the table shared in the next section to see the date on which Federal holidays are, for the year 2018.

US Post Office Holidays 2018

There are ten U.S Federal holidays as you can see on the table shared below. These are the days on which the post offices are closed and you cannot use the services offered by USPS. Please note that if any holiday falls on a weekend then it is usually observed on the closest weekday. For example, let’s say that a holiday is falling on Saturday then, in this case, it will be observed on the preceding Friday, and if a holiday is falling on a Sunday then it will be observed on the succeeding Monday. We hope that you understand how it works, if not then contact us.


No Date Week Day Holiday
1 January – 1 Monday New Year’s Day
2 January – 15 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
3 February – 19 Monday Washington’s birthday
4 May – 28 Monday Memorial Day
5 July – 4 Wednesday Independence Day
6 September – 3 Monday Labor Day
7 October – 8 Monday Columbus Day
8 November – 12 Monday Veterans’ Day*
9 November – 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
10 December – 25 Tuesday Christmas Day

There are a total of ten Federal holidays, out of which four are observed on the same date every year i.e. New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, and Christmas Day. As mentioned above that if a holiday falls on a Saturday then that will be observed on a preceding Friday, but if a federal employee is working on Saturday, then Friday will be a regular work day and the holiday will be observed on Saturday only. Holidays that fall on a Sunday are observed by federal workers the following Monday.

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