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U.S. Mail Holidays - UPS Holidays - DHL Holidays - FedEx Holidays

Be sure and visit our page of U.S. Postage Rates.

Information on stamp rate changes can be found at U.S. Postal Service Stamp Rate Increases and Proposed Changes.


U.S.P.S. holidays
2012 U.S. Postal Service Holidays

This is the U.S. post office closing schedule for 2012. Most U.S. post office counters should be closed, and no regular mail delivery made on these dates.

Monday, January 2, 2012 - Day after New Year's (observed)
Monday, January 16, 2012 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day)
Monday, February 20, 2012 - President's Day
Monday, May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Independence Day
Monday, September 3, 2012 - Labor Day
Monday, October 8, 2012 - Columbus Day
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Day after Veterans Day (observed)
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - Christmas
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - New Year's Day


Hold Mail or Redelivery cannot be scheduled to begin or end on the above USPS holiday dates.

NOTE: Although they strive for uniformity in their operating schedule, unforeseen circumstances, severe weather, fires, floods and other natural and manmade disasters can sometimes cause the temporary closure of post offices, or alter lobby hours beyond the scope of the above U.S. Postal Service holidays.

In some locations, when an additional surcharge is paid, Express Mail deliveries can be made even on the official U.S.P.S. shipping holidays listed above. But no regular mail delivery/pickup or retail services are available on Postal holidays.


UPS holidays

2012 holiday schedule for UPS in the United States.

Day after New Year's Day - January 2, 2012 * (Only delivery and pickup of air and international packages is available)
Memorial Day - May 28, 2012 *
Independence Day - July 4th, 2012 *
Labor Day - September 3, 2012 *
Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2012 *
Day after Thanksgiving - November 23, 2012 * (Only delivery and pickup of air and international packages is available)
Christmas - December 25, 2012 *
New Year's Day - January 1, 2013 *

Saturday and Sunday are rest days for United Parcel Service. (Saturday delivery and pickup is available in certain regions)

* UPS Express Critical is available 365 days each year


In addition, the following holidays are recognized by U.P.S., but not observed nationally:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK)
Chinese New Year
Valentine's Day
President's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Passover
Earth Day
Easter
Cinco de Mayo
Mother's Day
Flag Day
Father's Day
Ramadan
UPS Founders' Day
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Columbus Day
Halloween
Veteran's Day
Hanukkah
Kwanzaa
Christmas Eve


DHL holiday schedule

The following is the 2012 holiday schedule for DHL operations in the United States. DHL holiday schedules vary by country, and international holidays may have an impact on transit times.

Day after New Year's - Monday, January 2, 2012
Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2012
Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Labor Day - Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22, 2012
Christmas - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2013


NOTE: When a holiday falls on a weekend, most offices will close on the preceding Friday (for holidays falling on Saturday), or Monday (for holidays falling on Sunday).


FedEx holidays
2012 FedEx holiday delivery schedule for the U.S.

Day after New Year's - January 2, 2012
Memorial Day - May 28, 2012
Independence Day - July 4, 2012
Labor Day - September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2012
Christmas - December 25, 2012
New Year's Day - January 1, 2013


NOTE: The FedEx Office holiday schedule varies by location. Check with your local FedEx Office, if necessary, to get the most up-to-date information about holidays observed by your local FedEx Office.

There are several levels of Federal Express service, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx Freight. Be aware that some levels of FedEx service take additional holidays to those listed above.

FedEx Custom Critical is available 24/7 for critical freight that needs same day or other specialized delivery options.



The shipping holidays shown above reflect current holiday schedules planned for these periods. Note that these dates are subject to change. Any updates will be posted on this page, so please check back again as the date of the holiday approaches.

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