UPS Holidays 2017 | Holiday Schedule & Hours

United Parcel Service is a huge package delivery company. People prefer its services and mail classes over other services because it is trustworthy and it delivers packages faster than other package delivery companies. Trust of people may be the reason that it has customers all across the world. Every day it receives and delivers packages domestically and internationally. You may know that people across the world use the services of United Parcel Service (UPS).

Post office holidaysMany of those people want to know about the UPS Holidays that which are the days when UPS doesn’t pick up or deliver any package. So, if you are here, then it’s because you are one of them and want to know the same. If Yes, then you will find your answer here. UPS works hard for its customers and work even on most holidays and weekends. It also has one service using which you can ship your package 365 days a year. You can read about that service below. If we exclude that service, then there are few days when this giant package delivery company doesn’t pick up and delivers packages. So, let’s find out the list of UPS store holidays:

UPS Holidays 2017:

There are about nine holidays observed by United Parcel Service (UPS). All the UPS stores and post offices will be closed on these days. No package will be picked up or delivered on these days (except Critical Packages).

UPS observes the following holidays in the United States:

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2017*
New Year’s Day – (Observed) – January 2, 2017*
Memorial Day – May 29, 2017*
Independence Day – July 4, 2017*
Labor Day – September 4, 2017*
Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2017*
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2017
Christmas – December 25, 2017*
New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2017

No package item will be delivered on these days. You can see this UPS holiday schedule 2017 in table format below:

Sr. No.DateWeek DayHoliday
1.January – 1SundayNew Year’s Day
2.January – 2MondayNew Year’s Day (Observed)
3.May – 29MondayMemorial Day
4.July – 4TuesdayIndependence Day
5.September – 4MondayLabor Day
6.November – 23ThursdayThanksgiving Day
7.December – 24SundayChristmas Eve
8.December – 25MondayChristmas
9.December – 31SundayNew Year's Eve

If any federal holiday falls on Saturday, then it is observed on Preceding Friday, and if any holiday falls on Sunday, then it is observed on following Monday. It’s a rule. Few holidays in the list is observed according to the same rule, and others are according to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. It is the UPS holiday schedule.

Also, there are more holidays which are recognized, but not observed. Those holidays are:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16, 2017
Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2017
Presidents’ Day – February 20, 2017
Chinese New Year – January 28, 2017
Daylight Saving Time begins – March 12, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2017
Passover – April 10-18, 2017
Easter – April 16, 2017
Earth Day – April 22, 2017
Cinco de Mayo – May 5, 2017
Mother’s Day – May 14, 2017
Flag Day – June 14, 2017
Ramadan begins – May 26, 2017
Father’s Day – June 18, 2017
UPS Founders’ Day – August 28, 2017
Rosh Hashanah – September 20-22, 2017
Yom Kippur – September 29-30, 2017
Columbus Day – October 9, 2017
Halloween – October 31, 2017
Daylight Saving Time ends – November 5, 2017
Veterans Day – November 11, 2017
Hanukkah – December 12-December 20, 2017
Kwanzaa – December 26, 2017-January 1, 2018

All the UPS stores will remain open on these days. You can place your order, ship package, and packages will be delivered.

What if Shipping outside the U.S.?

You can see that before the list of observed holidays there is mentioned that it is the list of holidays observed by the U.S. So if you are shipping outside the U.S., then the observed holidays may be different. For this, you can view the World Holiday Calendar where you just need to select the country and the list of observed holidays will be there on your screen.


UPS Express CriticalUPS takes care of the needs of its customers, and that’s why it offers the service UPS Express Critical® for critical shipments. This UPS service never takes a holiday. Through this service, you can ship your critical shipment or package 24×7 or 365 days a year.

If you want to know more about this service then,

UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Worldwide Express®, and UPS 2nd Day Air® packages are processed even on Saturdays. You can expect the delivery on Saturday. You can read more about the UPS Saturday Delivery in our another article. No package is delivered on Sunday (except critical package). UPS Sunday Delivery has not been started yet.

UPS Holiday Delivery Schedule:

Many UPS customers want to know how the UPS staff works or handles the pressure during the holiday week. So, here we’ll tell you the delivery schedule of UPS during few holidays:

  • Thanksgiving:

All UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up on November 21 will be delivered on Nov. 24, and all UPS Next Day Air® packages picked up on Nov. 22 will also be delivered on Nov. 24. On Nov. 23, there will be no pickup and delivery of any package (except Express Critical packages). Then, after Thanksgiving Day all the pickup service and delivery service will resume.

  • Christmas:

On Dec. 18, there will be normal pickup and delivery of the packages. Dec. 18 will be the last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select® service before Christmas day. All the UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up on Dec. 19 will be scheduled for delivery on December 26. Dec. 20 will be the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air shipments for delivery before Christmas.  UPS Next Day Air packages picked up on Dec. 21 will be delivered on Dec. 22. December 22 is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air shipments to be delivered before Christmas Day. On Dec. 23 there will be the delivery of UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Express, and UPS 2nd Day Air packages. There will be no delivery or pickup on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. On Dec. 26, normal delivery and pickup service will resume. That’s the UPS holiday hours or schedule for Christmas.

  • New Year:

UPS 2nd Day Air shipments picked up on Dec. 27 will be delivered on Dec. 29. UPS Next Day Air shipments picked up on Dec. 28 will also be delivered on Dec. 29, but UPS 2nd Day Air shipments picked up on this day will be delivered on Jan. 2. UPS Next Day Air shipments picked up on 29 Dec. will also be delivered on Jan. 2. On Dec. 30, there will be the delivery of UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Express, and UPS 2nd Day Air packages. There will be no pickup and delivery on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. These were the UPS holiday delivery hours for New Year.

See the list of UPS Holidays 2017 in Calendar View:

UPS Holidays 2017

Conclusion: You can see the list of Postal delivery holidays 2017. On the given days UPS won’t be able to pick up or deliver your shipment. So, it will be better to plan or ship your package according to this UPS freight holiday schedule.

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