Presidents' Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is observed Monday, February 17, 2014. It is one of the 10 official United States federal holidays, and many Americans are wondering, is the post office open or closed on Presidents' Day, and is there mail delivery on Monday, February 17?
Presidents' Day 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, February 17, but there are exceptions. Read Presidents' Day 2014 Bank Holiday: Are banks open, closed Washington's Birthday? for more details.
U.S. Post Office is Closed Presidents' Day 2014
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no United States mail delivery on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17. Because Presidents' Day is a U.S. postal holiday, 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.
Postal customers have until the close of business on Saturday, February 15 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, February 18 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 2014 as Stated by the USPS.com Website. Read the article 2014 USPS Post Office Holidays closures list: No mail delivery 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, February 17. Likewise, Fed Ex reports they are also open for business on Monday, February 17 as well, and will provide normal pickup and delivery service on Presidents' Day. They also provide mail and package delivery on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17.
Wondering what the 10 U.S. federal holidays are? Read the article 2014 Federal Holidays: List of 10 U.S. OPM Government holidays, paid days off? for more details.
Sources: defense.gov; usps.com; ups.com; fedex.com
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