Wondering if the post office is open on the Fourth of July? Will there be mail delivery on July 4, 2013? Does UPS and Fed Ex deliver packages on the 4th of July?
Postal and package customers nationwide are asking the same questions. Independence Day is always observed on the July 4, unless the holiday falls on a Sunday which means the holiday will then be observed on a Monday. This year the 4th of July holiday falls on, and is observed on Thursday, July 4, 2013. It is an official United States federal holiday, and many Americans will be wondering, “Is the post office open or closed on 4th of July?” and “Is there mail delivery on Fourth of July?”
The U.S. Post Office is Closed in Rhode Island on the 4th of July, 2013
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no United States mail delivery on the 4th of July 2013. Independence 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 Wednesday, July 3 to send mail and packages or to pick up mail at their local post office. Customers will have to wait until their post office opens on Friday, July 5 to conduct business again. Mail delivery will also resume on Friday 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 2013 as stated by the USPS.com Website. Read 2013 USPS Holidays: Post Office closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays for more information.
Does UPS and Fed Ex Deliver on the 4th of July?
United Parcel Service and Federal Express – According to UPS, they also recognize Independence Day, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 as a business holiday. Likewise, Fed Ex reports they too are closed for business on Thursday, July 4 as well. Normal business hours and delivery will resume on Friday, July 5.
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.
2013 Post Office Holidays: No Mail Delivery on Postal Holidays
Tuesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
Monday, February 18 – Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Thursday, 4th of July – Independence Day
Monday, September 2 – Labor Day
Monday, October 14 – Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day
Sources: USPS.com; UPS.com
Photo Credit: USPS Post Office Holiday, American Flags Wikimedia Commons