Thanksgiving Day is coming and the next day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. It’s the informal name of the day after Thanksgiving. Most of the retailers offer amazing deals on this day and open early. Black Friday isn’t a federal holiday, but people of California and some other states observe the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday for state government employees. Most of the schools and offices are closed on this day. So, for most of the people, it becomes a four day weekend.
Thanksgiving Day is on 23rd November in this year 2017. The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday on 24th November 2017. So, most of the offices and businesses are closed on this day. And customers of various package delivery companies want to know, “Does mail run on Black Friday,” or “Is the post office open on Black Friday.” So, let’s find out the answers to the questions like this.
Is the Post Office Open on Black Friday?
When we talk about the post offices, then USPS comes to our mind because it is responsible for the mail delivery in the United States. Most of the customers of United States Postal Service want to know, “Is the post office open the day after Thanksgiving.” So, we want to say that Yes, all the post offices are open the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday.
According to the Post Office Holidays 2017, the post offices are only closed on Thanksgiving Day, 23rd November and not on Black Friday, 24th November. So, all the post offices will be open on the day after Thanksgiving, that means on Black Friday. You can visit post office for your regular work or to place an order.
You can see the Post Office Holidays 2017 in the table below when all the post offices are closed, and USPS doesn’t deliver any mail (except Priority Mail Express).
|Sr. No.||Date||Week Day||Holiday
|1.||January – 2||Monday||New Year’s Day *
|2.||January – 16||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
|3.||February – 20||Monday||Washington’s Birthday
|4.||May – 29||Monday||Memorial Day
|5.||July – 4||Tuesday||Independence Day
|6.||September – 4||Monday||Labor Day
|7.||October – 9||Monday||Columbus Day
|8.||November – 10||Friday||Veterans’ Day *
|9.||November – 23 ||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day
|10.||December – 25||Monday||Christmas Day
Post Office Hours on Black Friday:
Now we all know that the post offices are open on the day after Thanksgiving. So, the Black Friday won’t affect the USPS working hours. The post offices will open and closed just like the regular weekdays. There is not a different schedule for the customers and even for USPS employees.
Does the Mail Run the Day After Thanksgiving?
It’s also one of the most asked questions. Most of the people know that the post offices are closed on the day after Thanksgiving, but they still want to know, “Does mail run on Black Friday?” So, we want to tell them that Yes, the mail runs the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday.
USPS delivers and pickups the mail and packages on the day after Thanksgiving. Regular mail delivery takes place on that day. So, if you are expecting any mail or package, then it may arrive on the same day.
All we can say is that all the post offices are open on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. Mail delivery takes place. Postal Carriers use to deliver package and mail on the same day. This year in 2017, on 24th November, all the post offices will be open, and delivery will happen.