Don't Forget: The Post Office Is Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Don't Forget: The Post Office Is Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude. And, come time to feast your way through delicious Thanksgiving dinner menus while listening to the best Thanksgiving songs and overhearing a silly Thanksgiving joke, all while surrounded by family and friends, you’ll likely feel like you have a lot to be thankful for. So, it’s only natural that those feelings of gratitude may inspire you to reach out to even more friends and family as the holiday season kicks off. While it never hurts to sit down and prepare a hand-written note or even a festive care package, you might want to take a beat before making a beeline to the post office. After all…

Is the post office open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?

The USPS observes 10 holidays each year and Thanksgiving is among them. On Thanksgiving and the other nine holidays of the year (which include Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, among others), the USPS closes its doors and allows its employees to enjoy the holidays for themselves.

While the USPS is closed on Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still think ahead with your mail deliveries. With a USPS.com account, you can buy stamps, order boxes, and print shipping labels so that when the post office reopens, you’ll be able to drop off your mail without waiting in a huge line—or, better yet, you can schedule a package pickup through your account.

If you’re simply trying to send out a letter or small package, though, it’s worth noting that mailboxes across the country will remain accessible, so you can pop in your item so that it’s ready for pickup when the postal service is back up and running on Black Friday.

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