Memorial Day is May 27, 2013. Since the holiday always falls on Monday, Americans will soon be asking, “Is the post office open or closed Monday, May 27?” and “Is there mail delivery on Memorial Day?” The answers are no.
Memorial Day is an official United States holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is always observed on the last Monday of May. The post office is closed on Memorial Day, and mail will not be delivered on Monday, May 27 in Rhode Island. Because Memorial Day is a federal holiday, all post offices are closed, not open, in the Providence, Rhode Island area.
According to Time and Date.com,
“In the USA, Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends.”
The U.S. Post Office is Closed in R.I. on Memorial Day 2013
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no United States mail delivery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial Day is a U.S. postal holiday, and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your Rhode Island residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well.
Providence, Rhode Island area postal customers have until the close of business on Saturday, May 25 to send mail and packages, or to pick up mail at their local post office. Customers will have to wait until their local post office opens on Tuesday, May 28 to conduct business again. Mail delivery will also resume on Tuesday as well. Call 1-800-ASK-USPS if you need help. Here is a list of the ten (10) U.S. federal or postal holidays for 2013 as Stated by the USPS.com Website. Read 2013 USPS Holidays: Post Office closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays for more details.
Is UPS and Fed Ex Delivering Packages on Memorial Day?
United Parcel Service and Federal Express – According to UPS, they also recognize Memorial Day, on Monday, May 27, 2013 as a business holiday. Fed Ex reports they too are closed for business on Monday, May 27 as well. Normal business hours and delivery will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
Wondering what the 10 U.S. federal holidays are? Read 2013 U.S. Federal Holidays: List of OPM Government holidays, paid holidays off? for more information.
Sources: defense.gov; usps.com; ups.com; fedex.com; timeanddate.com
Photo Credit: Memorial Day May 27, 2013. Post office is closed Monday, May 27 – American Flags image; Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons