By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
January 1st is a Federal Holiday, it's the first day off on the 2009 Federal Holiday Schedule. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and worldwide delivery services like United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx) all observe the New Year's Day holiday with office closures and changes in service schedules. There are 11 US Federal holidays in 2009 that affect US postal services. The following information was organized so you would have a list of 2009 Postal Holidays, 2009 FedEx holidays, and 2009 UPS holidays. Links for getting more information related to holiday delivery schedules near you has also been provided.
(photo: American Flag moves in the breeze as US Military jet flys above - credit: vector1771)
2009 Postal Holidays - In 2009, USPS changes in delivery services and office closures take place on January 1, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (also in January), Presidents' Day (in February), Memorial Day (May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (September), Columbus Day (October), Veterans Day (November and on a Wednesday this year), Thanksgiving day (4th Thursday in November), Christmas Day (December), and New Year's Day January 2010. Visit the official web site of the United States Postal Service for more information about holiday hours or to locate a post office near you.
2009 USPS Federal Holiday Schedule (US post offices are closed on these dates)
Thursday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
Monday, February 16 - Washington's Birthday (President's Day)
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Friday, January 1, 2010 - New Year's Day
FedEx 2009 Holiday Schedule -- The FedEx Office holiday schedule varies by location. Find the FedEx Office nearest you to get the most up-to-date information about 2009 FedEx holiday hours.
The 2009 holiday schedule for FedEx varies from those of the US Postal Service. There are six major federal holidays affecting FedEx delivery schedules in 2009. FedEx offices and services are closed on New Year's Day, January 1, 2009. FedEx offices and services are closed on May 25, 2009 in observation of Memorial Day. FedEx offices and services are closed on Saturday, July 4, 2009 in observation of Independence Day. In September FedEx offices are closed on Labor Day, which is Monday, September 7th (the first Monday of September 2009). FedEx offices and services are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2009, which is Thursday, November 26th. They are open for regular services on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. FedEx offices and services are open on Christmas Eve (check your local FedEx office) and closed on Christmas day, Friday December 25, 2009. FedEx has service on New Year's Eve (check your local FedEx office for details and/or changes) and is closed on New Year's Day 2010.
FedEx 2009 Closed Holidays (in brief list format)
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - New Year's Day
Monday, May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4, 2009 - Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2009 - Labor Day
Thursday, November 26, 2009 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25, 2009 - Christmas Day
Friday, January 1, 2010 - New Year's Day
UPS 2009 Holiday Schedule -- UPS office schedule for 2009 varies by location. Visit the UPS website for detailed information regarding delivery services during federal holiday schedules, and visit the UPS Store website for localized drop off and pick up information for the UPS store near you.
UPS offers special delivery services on federal holidays, be sure to check with your company's driver or local UPS representative for details related to business pickups and shipping services during holidays. UPS stores and regular delivery schedules will be affected on the following federally observed dates... 2009 New Year's Day, Memorial Day - May 25, Fourth of July (Saturday in 2009), Labor Day - September 7, Thanksgiving Day - November 26, Christmas Day - December 25, and New Year's Day 2010 - January 1.
Consider this to be a summary of federal holiday information for delivery services in the United States. Changes and updates may take place throughout the calendar year to best serve those seeking information regarding holiday delivery schedules. Representatives for any of the delivery services mentioned above are welcome to contact us by clicking on the yellow envelope near the headline of this post.
Here's to a healthy and prosperous 2009!