Will mail be delivered to homes and businesses on Presidents’ Day or will the U.S. Post Office be open on Monday? Washington’s Birthday, more commonly known in most states as Presidents’ Day, is the third federal holiday of 2016 and is celebrated on February 15.
Although many government offices will be closed, there are plenty of businesses that will be open on Monday. Unfortunately, the post office isn’t on the “open for business” list.
If you are waiting for your letter carrier to deliver an important piece of mail — perhaps a college acceptance letter or a belated Valentine’s Day gift — you will have to wait until Tuesday for mail delivery. However, there are two exceptions —some packages shipped from Amazon or via Priority Mail Express may be delivered on the holiday.
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According to the U.S. Postal Service, all post office locations across the country are closed on ten federal holidays, including New Year’s Day (January 1), the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15), Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day (February 15), Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (September 5), Columbus Day (October 10), November 11 (Veterans Day), Thanksgiving Day (November 24), and Christmas Day (observed on December 26 in 2016).
Need to buy stamps to put on wedding invitations or a pile of bills that need to go out? All post office branches will be closed on Monday, but many convenience stores and supermarkets sell books of stamps right at the register.
Keep in mind, if you drop your cards, letters, or bills in a blue USPS box on Monday, it probably won’t be processed through the mail system until Tuesday.
Although the USPS will be closed on Presidents’ Day, two popular delivery companies — UPS and FedEx — will be open for regular business hours on Monday, February 15.
The UPS holiday schedule indicates that the shipping company is open on three of the ten federal holidays —Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, and Columbus Day. There are no deliveries on the other seven holidays with the exception of packages that are shipped using the company’s Express Critical service.
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FedEx trucks will also be out on the road on Monday, and all branch offices will be open if you need to drop off a package. Normal pick up and delivery takes place on Presidents’ Day, as well as three other federal holidays in 2016 — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
Are you wondering what else is open (or closed) on Presidents’ Day 2016?
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, most banks and credit unions are closed on Presidents’ Day, but there are three exceptions — TD Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo branches will be open. In addition, most federal offices, including the IRS and Social Security Administration, will also be closed on Monday, and the NY Stock Exchange will be closed, as well.
Although closures vary by state, you can expect to find your local Department of Motor Vehicles (RMV/DMV) and the Department of Human Services (SNAP food assistance, FIP, and WIC) closed on February 15, with all offices reopening on Tuesday, February 16.
If you have the day off on Monday, retail stores, restaurants, and movie theaters will be open — unless you just want to relax and binge watch your favorite show on Netflix.
If you do head out shopping, expect to find Presidents’ Day sales galore. Check this list of holiday deals from Go Banking Rates and save a little of your hard-earned money.
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