You may require a visit to the local Post Office branch on New Year’s Eve or Day to send mail or a package urgently. But, is the Post Office open on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2022) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2023)? And, will the U.S.P.S. deliver? Know here.
New Year’s Eve isn’t an official federal holiday but it’s still a celebration nationwide. As a result, many businesses and services remain closed on the last day of the year and also don’t open their doors on the first day of the new year.
However, Post Office and the U.S.P.S. are not just any other businesses but federal government-owned entities. They follow the federal holiday schedule strictly and only observe time off accordingly.
Is the Post Office open on New Year’s Eve 2022?
Yes. The Post Office remains open on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2022. If you have a pending task to do there, you should visit the local Post Office branch as soon as possible before the doors close to welcome the new year.
On New Year’s Eve, the mail will be picked up earlier than usual. Make sure you drop off the mail in the Blue Collection Boxes before noon even if the final collection time posted on the box is later.
You will have to visit the local Post Office in case you need a later pickup urgently. However, make sure that the branch is open on Saturday at the time you are planning to visit.
Post Office Working Hours on New Year’s Eve 2022
The Post Office branches will stay open during extended, regular, or limited hours on New Year’s Eve 2022. Most post offices open at 8 AM or 8:30 AM usually and close around 4 PM while some locations are open till even later.
However, the post offices will be working on a custom schedule on New Year’s Eve. You should check the specific hours for your local Post Office location here. You can also make a call to the nearby post office and confirm the opening and closing hours for the day.
This will save you time and gas as many branches will be working at reduced hours for the unofficial holiday.
Is the Post Office open on New Year’s Day 2023?
No. The Post Office will be closed on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. Since the New Year’s Day federal holiday is on a Sunday this time and the Post Office is usually closed on that day, the official holiday will be observed on the next day.
The Post Office will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023, across the United States. If you were planning to visit the local branch on the first two days of the year, then you may have to postpone your plans.
The Post Office will return to its regular schedule from Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Will the U.S.P.S Deliver on New Year’s Eve & Day?
The U.S.P.S. (United States Postal Service) will deliver and pick up mail on New Year’s Eve as it’s not an official holiday. If you have a package scheduled to arrive, then you can expect it to arrive on time. However, the mail will be picked up earlier than usual.
And, the U.S.P.S. will not be delivering mail or completing scheduled pickups on New Year’s Day (January 1st, 2023) and the New Year’s Day holiday (January 2nd, 2023). All of the U.S.P.S.’s services will be halted on Sunday and Monday.
Regular operations will resume the next day which is the same as all post offices. If you have urgent mail or a package to send, we’ll recommend choosing private courier services that are functional even on holidays.
That’s all for this story. We hope you have an amazing start to the new year!