UPS holidays 2020 | Holidays Schedule & Hours

 February 2, 2020

By  Vada Shelby

UPS stands for United Parcel Service which is one of the most renowned companies in the whole package delivery service industry. It has millions of customers and is present in over 220 countries throughout the world. It has been providing its outstanding services since its inception and thus it has earned huge respect and reputation in the whole supply chain management and package delivery service industry. That is the reason why people from all over the world first prefer to choose UPS when it comes to sending any package or courier.  Many people around the world use to take the service of UPS for sending their gift packages, flowers or other valuable things through UPS during various occasions such as New Year Day, Independence Day, Friendship Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas Day, Mother’s Day, etc. since UPS is the company whom people can trust completely. Now it is very important for all these people to know the full holiday list of UPS so that they can plan their shipment on that basis. If the customers do not know when does UPS stop delivering then it may happen that the customer send their package and it got stuck in transit due to UPS holidays. Though UPS tries to deliver all their pending shipment before any holidays yet there cannot be any guarantee that the mail will be delivered before the holiday if the shipment is done late. That is the reason why every customer should know the complete holiday list of UPS so that they can plan their shipment well in advance and the package gets delivered well on time. If you do not know the holiday list in advance you can encounter several problems as no mail service will be running on the holidays.

UPS Holidays 2020 :

UPS aims to provide outstanding service to its customers so that it can get new customers day by day and can retain their permanent customers. That is the reason why UPS does not observe all federal holidays except a few ones so that it can provide the optimum service to its customers. Hence it is very essential for all the UPS to know when does UPS close? Most importantly there are many small and medium-sized businesses in the US which totally on package delivery service providers such as UPS for its day to day operations. If these companies do not know when UPS remains closed then it will become a huge problem for operating their own business. But when these companies will know about the holidays of UPS in advance the can schedule their own operation on that basis. Hence knowing the UPS holiday in advance will highly essential for these companies.

The following table presents the complete holiday list of UPS for 2020:

DateDay Holidays
January 1WednesdayNew Year’s Day
May 25MondayMemorial Day
July 3FridayIndependence Day*
September 7MondayLabor Day
November 26ThursdayThanksgiving Day
December 25FridayChristmas day


* In 2020 Independence Day will be observed on 4th July as per the regulation of the US government. But as it is a Saturday which is a weekend, UPS decided to observe Independence Day on 3rd July this year. Thus, it is highly essential for every UPS customer to note that on 3rd July all offices of UPS will remain closed and no mail will be delivered on that day.

UPS Holiday Schedule :

It is certainly not enough for the customers to know the details of Holidays in UPS rather it is always better if they know the importance of those holidays and reasons for closing their offices on those federal holidays. As compared to the other year’s UPS will less holiday in 2020. For example, in 2020 Easter will not be observed in UPS and it has taken this decision observing the huge demand of UPS. So, if you are a UPS customer you will certainly be anxious to know the reason why such holidays are observed in UPS.

The following are the exact reasons for those holidays:

  • Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day: As per the Gregorian and Julian calendar 1st January is considered to be the first day of the year. This calendar is observed throughout the world and as such 1st January is observed as a federal holiday not only in the US but also in many other countries of the world. People use to celebrating this special day by doing various things for example, while some people make a resolution for the entire year some use to worship in the churches, temples, mosques in the hope that their days will go well throughout the year. In various parts of the US, people also use to do parades. Celebrating the New Year day has now become a ritual and people in all countries especially in the US use to send mails and gift packets to their near and dear ones on the New Year day. So, just like any other Americans UPS also observe 1st January as the holiday and as such you will not get any UPS office open on this day. Thus no mail will be delivered on this day. Even though UPS tries to complete its entire delivery service one day before the New Year but it is not always possible because of the huge load. So, the UPS customers are advised to send their gift, flowers or packages some days earlier than the New Year. In such case that UPS will be able to deliver your package to your recipient well before the New Year day.


  • Monday, May 25 Memorial Day: Every year in the month of May the last Monday is observed as a holiday in the US. On this day every American use to remember those armies who died at the time of serving their country. Americans use to visit the memorials and cemeteries in the honor and memory of those armies who sacrificed their lives for the US. Just like any other Americans, UPS follows the tradition of observing this day as a holiday so that they can show respect towards the brave armies of their country. Since no mail will be delivered on this day by UPS the customer should not expect their mail to get delivered on this day. In 2020, the last Monday of May month falls on 25th May and as a result, UPS will remain closed on this day and standard mail service will be running on this day. In case of any emergency, you will be able to avail ‘UPS Express Critical’ service which will be charged a little higher but your mail will be delivered on that holiday as well.


  • Friday, July 3 Independence Day: All Americans use to observe 4th July day with great pomp and happiness since on this special day the US became independent from the hand of the British Empire in the year 1776. But on 2020 4th July falls on Saturday which is already a weekend for many people and offices. Considering this situation UPS decided to observe Independence Day one day prior to that, i.e., on 3rd July, Friday. So, on 3rd July 2020, no UPS office will remain open in the country and UPS will not operate any of its mail services on this day except for ‘UPS Express Critical’ for emergency service.


  • Monday, September 7 Labor Day: Every year in the US the first Monday of September month is celebrated as Labor Day by all Americans throughout the US. Labor Day is observed not only in the US but also in many parts of the world. On this day Americans use to honor the contribution of workers who had taken part in the American labor movement and made a huge contribution to strengthening the law and prosperity of the country. That is the reason why UPS observes this day as a federal holiday and their offices remain closed throughout the country. UPS does not deliver their normal mail service on this day but if you get into an emergency and a condition arises that you have to deliver any parcel or mail on that day then there is one option open for you i.e., availing ‘UPS Express Critical’ service. Except for this service, you cannot expect any of your normal mail to be delivered on that day.


  • Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day: The fourth Thursday of November is observed as a federal holiday in the US. Thanksgiving Day is considered to be the harvest festival in the US. On this day people usually do charity by providing food to the poorer section of the society. Just like any other Americans UPS also takes a break on this day from its normal duties and observes this day with great pomp. UPS does not operate any of their normal mail services on this day and no UPS customer should expect any mail to be delivered on this day as all offices of UPS will remain closed throughout the country.      


  • Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day: Christmas Day is the biggest day for Christians and it is observed on 25th December all over the world. Since it is the birthday of Jesus Christ people of America also observe this day with great pomp. On this day people use to decorate their homes, send and receive gifts from near and dear ones, visit their families and do many other activities. Since it is a public holiday throughout the country UPS also remains closed and no mail will be delivered on this day. So, if you are a UPS customer you must make sure that you have shipped your parcel or gifts well before the Christmas holiday so that it can reach your recipient well before Christmas Day.

UPS Holidays Schedule 2020

UPS is one of the best parcel services in the united states. Customers and the workers of united parcel service actually raise a question about the schedule of the holidays coming this year in the ups. As we already mentioned above in the table, there are a few of ups holidays in 2020. A total of 6 holidays are in 2020 for the UPS customers and workers as well. The most important thing is that the third of July this year is observed as the independence day by UPS. So 3rd of July will be off day.

Conclusion :

UPS is one of the best package delivery service providers not only in the US but also in the world. It has been providing its outstanding service since its inception. The best thing about UPS is that it works throughout the year for its customers except for the federal holidays that are listed in the above-mentioned table. However, this table is only for the people of America as UPS operating in many other countries has a different holiday list based on the public holiday of that country. So, if you are an American and also a UPS customer checks the holiday list mentioned above before shipping any parcel or mail and make sure that it is not a UPS holiday since on that holiday no mail service will be delivered. UPS runs 365 days a year since on federal holidays UPS has the option for ‘UPS Express Critical’ service which you can avail during the emergency situation. UPS also runs on the weekends but it takes to break on the federal holidays and will keep its office closed on the federal holidays that are mentioned above. This is how UPS provides its outstanding mail service all over the world.


Vada Shelby


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