Is the post office open on the 4th of July? The federal holiday is celebrated on Friday, July 4, 2014 and while many people are busy preparing to watch fireworks displays and host cookouts, some are wondering if there is mail delivery on Friday and if any US Post Office locations will be open for business.
The Opinionated Nation reports that all USPS locations will be closed on Independence Day and there will be no mail delivery. Not only are all U.S. post offices closed, but banks, federal offices, the stock market and libraries are also closed on Independence Day.
If you need to mail a package, you will have to wait until Saturday, July 5 when USPS locations re-open for business. Mail delivery to homes and businesses will resume that day as well. Keep in mind, many post office locations are closed on Saturdays, while others close at Noon. Find a complete list of 2014 Post Office holidays here. If you have any questions about post office services or to find a location, call 1-800-ASK-USPS or find answers to common questions on USPS.com.
Waiting for a package from UPS or FEDEX on the Fourth of July? There is no delivery by either company on Friday. Delivery will resume on Monday, July 7 unless a package was shipped by UPS Express Critical or FEDEX Custom Critical.
Although federal offices and banks are closed on Friday, if you need food for your cookout, fireworks or other party supplies, you're in luck. Walmart, Target and most grocery stores will be open. Some stores will only be open special holiday hours, so it's always best to call ahead.
Wondering when the next federal holiday is? See a full list of 2014 Federal Holidays here.