Presidents' Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is right around the corner. This year, Presidents' Day is observed Monday, February 18, 2013. It is an official United States federal holiday, and many Americans are wondering, "Is the post office open or closed on Presidents' Day?" and "Is there mail delivery on Washington's Birthday?"
Many people have the weekend off from work and are wondering if the post office is open on Presidents' Day, and not surprisingly, what events are happening on Washington's Birthday in the United States.
Presidents' Day is an official United States federal holiday, and is always observed on the third Monday in February. Presidents' Day is also a bank holiday in many areas. Most banks are closed, not open on Presidents' Day, Feb. 18. Read Presidents' Day 2013 bank holiday: Are banks open, closed Washington's Birthday? for more details.
U.S. Post Office is Closed in R.I. on Presidents' Day 2013
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no United States mail delivery on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 18. Presidents' 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.
Providence, Rhode Island area postal customers have until the close of business on Saturday, Feb. 16 to send mail and packages, or to pick up mail at their local post office. Customers will have to wait until their local post office opens on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to conduct business again. Mail delivery will also resume on Tuesday as well. Call 1-800-ASK-USPS if you need help. Here is a list of the ten (10) U.S. federal or postal holidays for 2013 as Stated by the USPS.com Website. Read 2013 USPS Holidays: Post Office closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays for more information.
Is UPS and Fed Ex Delivering Packages on Presidents' Day?
United Parcel Service and Federal Express - According to UPS, they recognize, but do not observe Presidents' Day, and will be conducting business as usual Monday, Feb. 18. Likewise, Fed Ex reports they are also open for business on Monday, Feb. 18 as well, and will provide normal pickup and delivery service on Presidents' Day. They also provide mail and package delivery on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18.
Wondering what the 10 U.S. federal holidays are? Read 2013 U.S. Federal Holidays: List of OPM Government holidays, paid holidays off? for more information.
Sources: defense.gov; usps.com; ups.com; fedex.com
Photo Credit: U.S. Post Office postage stamp, George Washington image; Wikimedia Commons, public domain