It’s Thanksgiving Day 2021, and as you prepare to have a big meal with family and friends, you may be wondering if the mail will be delivered today. As with many federal holidays, many businesses and services are closed today, including mail delivery and the US Postal Service post offices. However, some post office lobbies may still be open for self-service.
Because today is a federal holiday, the US Postal Service does not deliver mail.
According to the USPS holiday schedule, the postal service is closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
The federal holiday means the post offices will remain closed for Thanksgiving today as well. The only exception is that many post office lobbies are open for self-service activities that do not require staff to be present. So if you need to pick up your mail from a PO Box, you can probably still do so in most locations. And if you need a self-service kiosk, you can keep doing it.
To find a self-service kiosk near you, go to the Post Office Locator on USPS.com. Select “Self-Service Kiosks” from the drop-down menu under “Location Type”. Then enter your city and state or zip code. Then select under the category “within” how far you would like to travel and click on “search”.
If you need postage stamps, most grocery stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores can buy them. Some of these locations may be open on Thanksgiving, but be sure to call first to make sure. Postal products can also be purchased from www.usps.com, where you can track a package, buy postage, hold or forward mail, print postage online, enter a change of address, and find other relevant information.
If you’re wondering about postal delivery services other than USPS, UPS and FedEx are also closed today.
UPS is always closed for delivery services on Thanksgiving. There is no UPS pick-up or delivery service, and UPS Freight is also closed as the delivery service is not available unless it has been scheduled in advance. UPS store locations are also closed.
The only service available today is UPS Express Critical. UPS noted, “The UPS Express Critical Service will be available on 7/24/365. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit UPSexpresskritisch.com. This service includes air, surface, charter, hand transport, international security, insider precision and value-added options.
FedEx services are usually closed on Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Services are typically open on New Years Eve, Christmas Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day (or with options changed).
According to FedEx’s holiday schedule, all services are closed today except FedEx Custom Critical, which is open. According to FedEx, Custom Critical means: “We specialize in delivering express freight on the same day and overnight. Our Freight Solutions team connects your individual needs with the right freight forwarders and transport options. “
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