UPS Holidays 2018 | Holiday Schedule & Hours

United Parcel Service also known as UPS is the world’s biggest package delivery company. You may know that it delivers the packages to more than 200 countries. Every day, it deals with millions of packages. Its commitment to deliver shipments in the shortest time possible is the reason people choose this company over other giants. The UPS employees work harder for their customers. As they work harder, they deserve some rest. So, they rest on Sundays. But there are few more days when they are on Holiday.

Those days are called UPS Holidays. If we don’t include Sundays, then there are few more days in this year 2018 when UPS won’t deliver any package. Every UPS customer wants to know about those days. They want to know when does UPS stop delivering. So, let’s find out those holidays.

UPS Holidays 2018:

The days given below are the days when UPS won’t deliver any shipment or package (except UPS Express Critical shipments). All the UPS stores will be closed on the following observed holidays:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018
  • Memorial Day –
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day –
  • Thanksgiving Day –
  • Christmas Eve – December 24, 2018
  • Christmas – December 25, 2018
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2018
  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019

These are the holidays observed by UPS in the United States. You can also see these holidays in the table below:

Sr. No.Holiday
1New Year's Day
2Memorial Day
3Independence Day
4Labor Day
5Thanksgiving Day
6Christmas Eve
8New Year's Eve

You should also know about the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. According to this act, if any holiday (federal) in the United States falls on Saturday, then that holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday, and if any federal holiday falls on Sunday, then that will be observed on the following Monday.

There are few more holidays which are recognized by UPS, but it doesn’t observe. Those holidays are:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Daylight Saving Time begins
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Passover
  • Easter
  • Earth Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • Flag Day
  • Ramadan begins
  • Father’s Day
  • UPS Founders’ Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
  • Daylight Saving Time ends
  • Veterans Day
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa

So, on these days UPS will deliver its shipments, and no delivery will affect due to these holidays given above.

Shipping Outside the United States?

As we said, the above given holidays in the table are the holidays observed by UPS in the United States. So, what if you are sending your package outside of the United States. The holidays observed by UPS in other countries may be different. So, in that case, you should see the World Holiday Calendar by UPS. This calendar will let you know the holidays observed by different countries. You just need to select the country from the Drop-Down list on the page of World Holiday Calendar. After selecting the country, click on “Display” button and the list of holidays observed by that country will be there on your screen. It’s pretty simple.

Service for Critical Shipments:

UPS Express CriticalUPS has the solution to all your problems. It takes a good care of its customers, and that’s why it offers a service that runs 365 days a year and 7 days a week. That service is called “UPS Express Critical®.” The customers who are in a hurry and want to send their shipment urgently without worrying about the cost can use this service. UPS will deliver that shipment in no time. The interested customers can call on the following number:

Apart from this service, UPS also processes UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air® packages on Saturdays. The shipments with these services can be processed on Saturdays. You should know more about UPS Saturday delivery if you want your package to be processed even on Saturday. UPS customers are also hoping for Sunday delivery very soon.

UPS Holiday Schedule:

All customers and especially small business owners want to know about the UPS holidays schedule in 2018. Small business owners want to know about this because they depend on UPS delivery and they need to schedule everything according to their delivery dates. So, for all of them, here is the UPS schedule for the holidays:


Most of the customers don’t get the detail after seeing the holiday table only, and thus they want to know about every holiday in detail. So, for them, we have listed here few observed and recognized holidays. You can see the delivery status of each holiday listed below. The listing below is according to the most searched holiday. So let’s start:

  • Christmas Eve:

A huge number of customers want to know about the delivery status of United Parcel Service on Christmas Eve. They usually ask “does UPS deliver on Christmas Eve?” So, you should know that UPS doesn’t deliver on Christmas Eve or December 24.

  • Christmas Day:

Christmas is on December 25, and no shipment will be delivered on this day by UPS. So, if you are planning to send any gift to your friend or family member, then place the order according to it.

  • Martin Luther King Day (MLK Day):

People want to know, “Does UPS deliver on MLK day?” So, the answer is Yes. UPS delivers packages on Martin Luther King Day.

  • Labor Day:

Labor Day is one of the observed holidays in the United States by UPS. So, no package delivery will happen on this day. All UPS stores will be closed on Labor Day.

  • Thanksgiving Day:

Does UPS deliver on Thanksgiving? No! It does not. You won’t be able to get or place any order in UPS stores on that day. So, you should do that in advance.

  • Veterans Day:

Veterans Day is a holiday for USPS. They don’t deliver on this day, but does UPS deliver on this day? Yes! The United Parcel Service delivers on Veterans Day. It is a recognized holiday for UPS, but they deliver packages on the same day.

  • Columbus Day:

Columbus Day is also a working day for this shipping company. It delivers on this day too. The other package delivery company, USPS, doesn’t deliver on this day. It’s a holiday for them.

  • Presidents’ Day:

Presidents’ Day is a working day for it. It delivers packages to this day. You can place the order or expect the deliver on the same day.

  • Memorial Day:

Memorial Day is considered as a Holiday. It doesn’t deliver any shipment on that day. So, you cannot expect the delivery on the same day.

  • Independence Day (4th of July):

This shipping company also does not deliver on 4th of July or Independence Day. Almost all the offices and government agencies will be closed on this day. So, you should not expect the delivery of your package on that day.

  • New Year’s Eve (31st Dec.):

There will be no package delivery on New Year’s Eve (31st Dec.) and also on New Year’s Day (1st Jan.). Almost all the UPS stores will be closed on these days.

Note: Packages sent through “UPS Express Critical” service will be delivered on all these days. As mentioned above, this service runs 365 days a year.

These are the most searched holidays. So, now you know the UPS delivery status on these days. There are few more holidays about which the people want to know in detail. They want to know Does UPS deliver on Good Friday, Black Friday, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, and on some other days. So, the answer is Yes! UPS delivers packages on all these days and the days given above as recognized days. You can place an order on these days. The UPS holiday hours are given above. All the UPS stores are closed only on the holidays given in the table.

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