Is There Mail on Presidents Day? USPS, UPS, and FedEx Hours

Presidents Day is a federal holiday celebrated across the U.S. every February 15. As such, some federal services may be disrupted—but will there be mail on Presidents Day?

USPS on Presidents Day

Presidents Day is a federal holiday observed by the United States Postal Service. Post offices will be closed and mail services will not run on the day—that means USPS will not collect or deliver mail or packages. Regular mail services will resume on Tuesday.

Following Presidents Day, other federal holidays observed by USPS coming up this year are Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The USPS also observes New Year's Day and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.

You may want to take note of these federal holidays to stay prepared and make sure that you can access mailing services around the holidays.

A sign is attached to the window of a United State Postal Service facility on August 13, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. USPS services will not run on Presidents Day, February 15, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty

UPS on Presidents Day

As a private company, UPS does not follow the federal holiday schedule as strictly as USPS. UPS closes on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, but does UPS deliver on Presidents Day?

UPS pickup and delivery services will be available on Presidents Day, but UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations will take an additional business day. UPS Store locations will be open and UPS Freight services will be available.

FedEx on Presidents Day

Like UPS, FedEx does not observe every federal holiday, and FedEx will largely operate as normal on Presidents Day.

All FedEx services, including FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Custom Critical, and FedEx Trade Networks will be available on Presidents Day.

However, FedEx Express and FedEx SmartPost will operate with a modified service.

FedEx closes on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

The History of Presidents Day

Presidents Day is also known as Washington's Birthday and is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It became a federal holiday on January 31, 1879, though George Washington's birthday was celebrated long before.

The holiday was originally celebrated on February 22, but in 1968 Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law, which moved Washington's Birthday to the third Monday of February. The holiday is still federally stated as Washington's Birthday, but many states observe Presidents Day instead.

While some states observe Washington's Birthday and others observe Presidents Day, certain states celebrate Washington and Abraham Lincoln, or Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Other states do not observe either holiday.

As a federal holiday, other federal services, like banking, may be unavailable or limited on Presidents Day.