Is Mail Delivered on Columbus Day 2017 in the U.S.?


The question of, “Will mail be delivered on Columbus Day?” is answered with a giant “No”. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be closed for the holiday, which means that no businesses nor homes will get mail. This also counts out USPS packages. According to USPS, because it is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed. However, a few states do not honor the holiday. It is not a public holiday in California, Alaska, Nevada or Hawaii, and the list has expanded with other states as well, according to Office Holidays.

On the plus side, you may still receive packages from FedEx and UPS on Columbus Day. According to UPS, business will run as usual on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017. In addition, FedEx reports it is also open for business on Columbus Day this year, so there will be normal delivery service on the holiday. According to Amazon, there may be delays in shipping for Columbus Day, so don’t panic if your package has not arrived yet.

Columbus Day is always on the second Monday in October. For the list of Columbus Day dates for the next five years, read on below:

2018 – Monday, October 8th
2019 – Monday, October 14th
2020 – Monday, October 12th
2021 – Monday, October 11th
2022 – Monday, October 10th

Unlike post offices, most restaurants and stores will be open. In addition, some banks will be open, while others are closed.

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