Is there mail on Memorial Day? USPS, FedEx post office openings and delivery

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday in May each year, is a federal holiday and most non-essential government services are closed and federal employees receive one day of paid leave.

Postal delivery services are either not open on Memorial Day or operate during holiday times. news week looked at whether the US Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS will be operational on Memorial Day 2022.

US Postal Service

The US Postal Service (USPS) will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The Postal Service observes 11 official holidays each year, including Memorial Day – a day honoring all those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

As a result, the USPS will not deliver any personal or business packages or regular mail today, with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year.

USPS resumes business as usual on Tuesday, May 31 with normal delivery and pickup schedules.

The Postal Service encourages customers to visit for specific post office hours and to locate self-service kiosk (SSK) locations in post office lobbies, many of which are open 24 hours a day.

Other holidays on which the Postal Service is closed include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


FedEx Postal Services Memorial Day 2022
Federal Express Truck Delivers Packages in Oregon, USA – ASHLAND, OREGON – JUNE 18, 2019: Federal Express (FedEx) couriers unload packages to be delivered in Ashland, Oregon.
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Most FedEx services across the country are not operational on Memorial Day, with the exception of the FedEx Office and Custom Critical Services.

According to the postal service’s website, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground Economy and FedEx Trade Networks will be closed while the FedEx Office will operate with modified hours and Custom Critical Services will remain open on the federal holiday.

All services will resume as usual on May 31, according to FedEx’s official website.

Some services are also closed or open with modified hours in the days leading up to Memorial Day. For more details on FedEx operations and services for all holidays, click here.


UPS pickup and delivery services will not operate on Memorial Day, and UPS locations will also be closed.

The Post notes that its Express Critical service is available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service provides urgent transportation options around the world via air, ground, charter, carry-on and international flights.

“UPS Express Critical representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you with your urgent cargo shipments,” the company said. Is there mail on Memorial Day? USPS, FedEx post office openings and delivery

Rick Schindler

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