Is There Mail on Memorial Day? USPS, FedEx Post Office Openings and Delivery

Memorial Day, which falls on the final Monday in May every year, is a federal holiday, and most nonessential government services are closed and federal workers are granted a paid day of leave.

Mail delivery services are either not open on Memorial Day or operate according to holiday hours. Newsweek has looked at whether the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), FedEx and UPS are operating on Memorial Day 2022.

U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The postal service observes 11 official holidays each year, including Memorial Day—a day to honor all those who gave their lives in service to their country.

The USPS therefore will not deliver residential or business packages or regular mail today, with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year.

USPS resumes businesses as usual on Tuesday, May 31, with normal delivery and collection schedules.

The postal service asks customers to visit for specific Post Office hours and to find locations of Self-Service Kiosks (SSK) available in Post Office lobbies, many which are open 24/7.

Other holidays during which the postal service is shut 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 mail services Memorial Day 2022
Federal Express truck delivers packages in Oregon, USA — ASHLAND, OREGON - JUNE 18, 2019: Federal Express (FedEx) deliverymen unload packages to be delivered in Ashland, Oregon. Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Most FedEx services nationwide are not operating 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 are closed, while FedEx Office is operating with modified hours, and Custom Critical services 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 operating with modified hours in the days running up to Memorial Day. More details on FedEx operations and services for all holidays can be found here.


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

The postal service notes that its Express Critical service is available year round, 24/7, for customers. The service offers urgent transportation options around the world via air, surface, charter, hand carry, and international flights.

"UPS Express Critical representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with your urgent freight shipments," the company says.