We recognise Columbus Day as a national holiday in many regions of America and elsewhere. It stands out as a federal holiday in the US, formally celebrating Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. In fact, we also know Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day in the US. The Americans celebrate this day as a holiday to remember the landing of Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492, in the New World.
The US observes Columbus Day on the 10th of October. Naturally, schools, colleges, and offices remain closed on this day. In fact, there are plenty of festivities across the states as people get a day off from their routines. Many people consider sending wishes or other important parcels via USPS on a particular day. However, the United States Postal Service and mail delivery are not operative on holiday.
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Does the Post Office remain open across the United States on the 10th of October?
Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the US. Therefore, the Post Office does not open and stays closed on this day. Thus, it means that you will not be able to deploy the United States Postal Service for posting parcels or benefitting from its other services. In fact, USPS respectfully recognises all federal holidays and remains closed in their remembrance. Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day is one of them, resulting in all post offices remaining closed on the 10th of October.
However, few of their online services will remain functional. This includes ordering stamps, printing labels, and purchasing other mail supplies. Therefore, the major options like posting parcels, delivering mail and operating offices will remain stagnant on this holiday.
Is the USPS delivering mail on Columbus Day, aka a federal holiday?
The USPS will not be functional on this day. It will not deliver any mail. All their branches and depots across the US remain closed on federal holidays. You will not receive any letter or parcel on October 10, even if it was scheduled earlier. The USPS staff members will observe a day off, and your deliveries will be delayed. Thus, the parcels and mail timed to arrive on 10th October are likely to reach a day later. In fact, some of them could be delayed due to additional workload on the following day.
Annual Holidays on Which the Post Office Services Remain Stationary
The USPS observes 11 official holidays annually, including Columbus Day and remains closed on these days of the year.
They are the following :
- New Year’s Day, 1st of January
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 17th of January
- Presidents Day, 21st of February
- Memorial Day, 30th of May
- Juneteenth National Independence Day, observed on 19th of June
- Independence Day, 4th of July
- Labor Day, 5th of September
- Columbus Day, 10th of October
- Veterans Day, 11th of November
- Thanksgiving, 24th of November
- Christmas, 25th of December
Do FedEx and UPS(United Parcel Service) Deliver on Columbus Day?
FedEx and UPS are private companies that determine their schedules. Therefore they function partially or fully on some federal holidays, and Columbus Day is one of them. Post Offices and United States postal service has become a crucial aspect of life as people are living away from one another in the present day. Their halts for even a day can upset a lot of things. This is more evident in times when physical distance in terms of residential address has been woven into the lives of many.