Is FedEx Delivery Available on Labor Day 2019?

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Getty Is FedEx open on Labor Day 2019?

If you’re waiting for a letter or package to arrive on Labor Day 2019 from FedEx, you’re probably going to be out of luck. Generally speaking, there is not FedEx delivery on Labor Day. However, there is one exception.

FedEx has published a holiday schedule for Labor Day 2019. Most of its services are closed on Sept. 2, 2019. However, some FedEx offices have modified hours and FedEx Custom Critical is listed as “open.”

On Sept. 2, 2019, FedEx lists the following:

FedEx Express®


FedEx Ground®


FedEx Home Delivery®


FedEx SmartPost®


FedEx Office®

Modified Hours6

FedEx Custom Critical®


FedEx Freight®


FedEx Trade Networks®


You can find a FedEx location here. “To confirm whether a service area is affected due to weather or other conditions, go to the FedEx Newsroom or call 1.800.463.3339,” FedEx explains on its website.

Learn more about FedEx Custom Critical here. “From expedited surface and air services to temperature control and increased security, FedEx Custom Critical delivers. We specialize in same-day and overnight delivery of expedited freight. Temperature-Controlled Network offers secure transport of your “keep cold” products to wholesalers, hospitals, clinics and retailers,” FedEx Custom Critical’s website says.

As for UPS: The UPS published a detailed holiday schedule that you can see here. It says that the following are closed: UPS Domestic, Ground, Air and International; UPS Store Locations’ UPS Freight (LTL/FTL); and UPS Forwarding (Air and Ocean Freight). However, UPS Express Critical is listed as “available.”

Additional holidays that UPS and FedEx have limited delivery and varied holiday hours include: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day and Christmas Day.

You can reach Express Critical via these phone numbers in the United States:

(inside US)
(outside US)

The History of Labor Day

Why is Labor Day celebrated in the United States? It’s important to remember that it wasn’t always about cooking (or eating) out. It’s good to take a moment to appreciate the true reasoning behind the day. Here’s some of that history.

According to USA Today, the origins of the holiday derive from the poor working conditions in the 1800s. Children worked dangerous jobs, work days were incredibly long, and workers often faced hazards on the job, the newspaper reported. Congress made the first Monday every September a national Labor Day in 1894 after a workers’ strike and riots broke out over the bleak working conditions for many Americans, USA Today reported.

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