The United States Post Office (USPS) will be closed on the following federal holiday dates for 2023. Mail will not be delivered to customers or accepted at any postal location on these days. Please remember to build extra time into your direct mail schedule around these holidays to avoid delivery delays.

In 2023, eight of the postal holidays fall on a Monday. Because bulk mail is not accepted on Saturday, we recommend mailing your campaign by the preceding Friday. Otherwise your campaign will not be delivered to the post office until the following Tuesday.

2023 United States Postal Holidays

  • Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day*
  • Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
  • Monday, February 20 President’s Day
  • Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19 Juneteenth National Independence Day**
  • Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
  • Saturday, November 11 Veterans Day*
  • Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25 Christmas Day
* : If a holiday falls on a Saturday, for most USPS employees, the preceding Friday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, for most USPS employees, the following Monday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.
** : Juneteenth National Independence Day will be recognized as a holiday eligible to USPS full-time and part-time career employees. The observance will be included in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 518, Holiday Leave and be subject to the corresponding provisions of the section.

Unsure how the postal holiday schedule will affect your direct mail campaign? Contact West Press’ talented customer service staff or your account executive at 888-637-0337 (toll-free) or 520-624-4939 (local).