Happy New Year! Since New Year's Day is observed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, Americans are asking, "Is there mail delivery on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, or New Year's Day?" and "What time does the post office close on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31?" The last chance for sending priority mail for 2012 is today at noon Monday, Dec. 31.
Meanwhile, on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, The Hill reported President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to pass the Fiscal Cliff deal by tonight!
"Senate leaders are racing against the clock to reach a "fiscal cliff" deal the House and Senate can approve on New Year's Eve."
"President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to bridge their differences Monday, New Year's Eve, the last day before a midnight deadline for fiscal cliff negotiations."
The US Post Office is Closed Not Open New Year's Day 2013 in R.I.
Does the Post Office deliver mail Monday, Dec. 31, or Tuesday, January 1? Yes, and no! The USPS reports they are closed New Year's Day for mail delivery, but most local post offices close early at noon on Monday, New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2012.
Coventry Patch reported Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 that area post offices are open on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, but will close at noon. Because New Year's Day is also a federal holiday, all post offices in the Providence, Rhode Island area are closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 as well.
According to The New York Times, there is no regular postal service on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2013, only express mail delivery.
According to the USPS - There is no United States mail delivery on New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. New Year's Day is also a U.S. Postal Holiday, and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your Rhode Island residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well.
If you're a Providence, Rhode Island area postal customer, your last chance to send mail is today, Monday, Dec. 31, before your local post office closes for business that day at noon. Monday will also be your last mail delivery for the year 2012. Providence, Rhode Island postal customers will have to wait until Wednesday, Jan. 2 to do their post office errands and conduct business. Mail delivery will also resume on Wednesday as well. Call 1-800-ASK-USPS if you need help.
United Parcel Service and Federal Express
According to UPS, they also recognize New Year's Day, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 as a business holiday. Fed EX reports they too are closed for business New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Normal business hours and delivery will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Sources: usps.com; ups.com; fedex.com
Photo Credit: US Postage Stamp. Presidential Series 1938 issue. Wikimedia Commons, Public domain