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Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr Day 2022?

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Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of January each year. In 2022, the federal holiday falls on 17th January.

Marking the birthday of the American activist and influential civil rights leader, the date is used to remember and celebrate his life and achievements.

Since most public schools, libraries, banks and government offices will be closed, many are wondering whether or not post offices will remain open.

Martin Luther King Jr., gives his “I Have a Dream” speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. The widely quoted speech became one of his most famous.

Is the post office open on Martin Luther King Jr Day 2022?

Martin Luther King Jr Day will take place on Monday, 17th January 2022 to celebrate the late civil rights leader best known for his work on racial equality and ending racial segregation in the United States.

As a federal holiday, most area public schools, post offices, libraries banks and government offices will be closed on this date. 

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syracuse.com states that US post offices will be closed on Monday with no residential or business deliveries except Holiday Premium/Priority Mail Express.

Regular mail delivery, collections and retail services will later resume on Tuesday, 18th January 2022.

Will UPS services be available?

United Parcel Service, the American multinational shipping, receiving and supply chain management company will be open on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

The UPS holiday schedule in the United States confirms that pickup and delivery services will be available.

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Note that UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations deliveries will require one additional business day’s time in transit due to the Federal (USPS) holiday.

The UPS Store locations will also be open.

Will FedEx be running on MLK Day?

American multinational conglomerate holding company FedEx Corporation will also be available on the 17th January federal holiday.

Note that FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Economy will be carrying out modified services, as shown on the holiday shipping schedule via their website.

However, all other departments are due to be open; FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Trade Networks.

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