Today is Labor Day, an annual celebration that honors the rights of workers that have been fought for and earned, as well as the work done by Americans.
In 1894, the day was officially designated as a national holiday, and since then, many workers have been afforded the opportunity to take the day off.
It was first signed into law by President Grover Cleveland, and since then, it has been traditionally honored on the first Monday in September. It is also considered as a marker of the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season, which is when students often head back to school. Please find a list of post office holidays for the year 2022 below. On these days, mail will not be delivered or sent, so make sure your plans take this into account. It is very important to pay great attention to the information that is provided below because many of the days on which you might anticipate the United States Postal Service to be open or closed do not always operate in the manner that you anticipate. Please feel free to consult this quick reference guide for 2022 USPS holidays or the calendars located at the bottom of this page. It is the worst possible scenario to anticipate that the mailman will pick up an important delivery just to find out that it is a holiday for the post office.
Labor Day Post Office Hours 2022
he U.S. Postal Service observes 11 official holidays annually. Post offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages.
Here are the Postal Service holidays for 2022:
- New Year’s Day: Saturday, Jan. 1
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 17
- Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 21
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
- Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed because June 19, the date of the newest federal holiday, falls on a Sunday)
- Independence Day: Monday, July 4
- Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5
- Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 10
- Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11
- Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24
- Christmas: Monday, Dec. 26 (observed because Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday)
While brick-and-mortar facilities are closed, some post office services are available online 24/7, including on holidays. With a USPS.com account, you can order stamps, print shipping labels, order boxes and other mail supplies, and request package pickups.
Stamps are also sold at most major supermarkets, pharmacies and office supply stores, which are open on some federal holidays.