Is There Mail on Labor Day?

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the workforce of America, and that includes the U.S. postal workers who deliver your mail on a daily basis. So, will there be mail on Labor Day?

No, there won't. The U.S. Postal Service does not run on Labor Day, as well as other federal holidays, which means no mail be sent or delivered on Monday, September 2.

Likewise, there won't be any post offices open on Labor Day, so plan your last minute mail needs accordingly.

Can I send mail on Labor Day?

There won't be any U.S. Postal Service services on Labor Day, so no mail-people, or mail trucks in your area.

Mailboxes on street corners will still be open, of course, but no mail will be collected until Tuesday, September 3, from these mailboxes.

The U.S. Postal Service is closed on all major national holidays, including Labor Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Is FedEx open on Labor Day?

Most FedEx services will be closed across Labor Day, including FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost and FedEx Trade Network.

FedEx's Custom Critical service will run as normal for expedited deliveries, but it may be costly.

FedEx Offices stores will run modified hours across Labor Day, so be sure to check your local store for opening times.

Is UPS open on Labor Day?

Like FedEx, UPS is an alternative mail system, but it too will be closed on Labor Day.

UPS services that are affected by Labor Day include domestic, ground, air and international mail, UPS stores, UPS Freight and UPS Forwarding.

UPS Express Critical, an expedited service for timely deliveries, will remain open.

Labor Day, per the U.S. Department of Labor, celebrates the year-round efforts of American workers who diligently contribute to U.S. society and the economy. According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a "national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

This year's Labor Day, on Monday, September 2, marks the 125th celebration of the federal holiday. The history of the annual tradition dates back to 1894, when U.S. President Grover Cleveland made the celebration a nationally recognized holiday.

The first Labor Day activity on record took place in New York City on September 5, 1882. 10,000 workers took part in the first Labor Day parade when they took unpaid time off work to march between City Hall and Union Square.