Shipping by courier on public and national holidays in 2020

Parcel shipping during the holiday season can be a challenge without the right shipping partner. Hence the question: do courier companies deliver on public and national holidays? At Eurosender, we know how important it is for our customers to send and receive their parcels on time. That is why we have compiled the courier companies international holiday schedule for 2020.


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Shipping in 2020: pickup and deliveries by couriers on festive days

Shipping on Easter or Christmas

Christmas and Easter are the two busiest holidays of the year in the courier companies’ calendar. Delays may occur during this period not only due to the increase in online sales and gifts getting shipped worldwide but also due to weather conditions and the rise in traffic.

Deliveries on Good Friday

Depending on the country, Good Friday may or may not be considered a national holiday. Courier companies won’t deliver or collect packages on this day in countries where Good Friday is considered a holiday.

Shipping during the peak season

Courier services are not overbooked only around Christmas and Easter holidays, but also in other peak seasons. One of them is during the summer vacation when customers frequently ship their suitcases or other belongings abroad, increasing the number of volumes in transit.

EUROPEAN UNION

Shipping on national and public holidays in 2020 in Europe

Deliveries of packages on public and national holidays may seem complex. And even though many European countries share the same holidays, there are national holidays specific to every nation.

1-2

January

New Year’s Days

13

April

Easter Monday

1

May

Labour Day


UNITED KINGDOM

Courier delivery on public holidays in the UK for 2020

Have you wondered if courier companies such as DHL, DPD or UPS deliver parcels on Christmas Eve, Boxing day or other festive days in the UK?

13

April

Easter Monday

25

December

Christmas

28

December

Boxing Day


UNITED STATES

Shipping on the Day of Independence, Veterans Day or other national holidays in the US

Festive periods are the best time to send your regards to someone; thus, you may wonder if UPS, FedEx, or other courier companies deliver and collect parcels on Veterans Day, Independence Day, or other public or national holiday.

4

July

Independence Day

26

November

Thanksgiving

25

December

Christmas


AUSTRALIA

Australia Post, DHL and other couriers’ deliveries on public holidays

Deliveries before Christmas, or Xmas, are somewhat challenging and Australia Post together with other logistics companies are making quite an effort to have them completed on time.

13

April

Easter Monday

25

December

Christmas

28

December

Boxing Day


CHINA

Chinese New Year shipping in 2020

As this is a big celebration, courier companies like DHL or TTK Express, also spend their time off work. Thus, shipping during the Chinese New Year may result in delays.

25

January

Chinese New Year

1

May

Labour Day

1

October

National Day

Do couriers pick-up or deliver on national or public holidays?

Shipping companies and post offices work around the clock to deliver as many packages as possible before festive days since they don’t collect or deliver any parcels on national or bank holidays themselves. However, due to the increase in the number of shipments, the estimated delivery times may be prolonged during these periods.

How to make sure your shipment gets delivered on time for the holidays?

Book the collection a few working days in advance or choose the Express service

Make sure the data you have provided is correct and keep tracking your parcel

If the parcel is not delivered on the holiday, it will be delivered in the following working days

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EUROPE

Courier companies holiday schedule in Europe


1 January
New Year’s Day


2 January
Day following New Year’s Day


9 April (Thursday before Easter)
Maundy Thursday


10 April (Friday before Easter)
Good Friday


13 April (Monday after Easter)
Easter Monday


1 May
Labour Day


9 May
Europe Day


21 May
Ascension Thursday


22 May
Friday following Ascension Day


1 June
Whit Monday


21 July
Belgian National Day


15 August
Assumption


1 November
All Saints’ Day


2 November
All Souls’ Day


24-31 December
End-of-year days, including Christmas



UNITED KINGDOM

Complete holiday schedule of non-working days for courier companies in the UK


1 January
New Year’s Day


2 January
The day following New Year’s Day


10 April
Good Friday


13 April
Easter Monday


8 May
Early May Bank Holiday


25 May
Spring Bank Holiday


21 August
Summer Bank Holiday


5 November
Guy Fawkes Day


25 December
Christmas Day


28 December
Boxing Day



UNITED STATES

List of non-working days for courier companies in the US for 2020


1 January
New Year’s Day


20 January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day


17 February
Presidents’ Day


25 May
Memorial Day


3 July
Independence Day observed


4 July
Independence Day


7 September
Labor Day


12 October
Columbus Day


11 November
Veterans Day


26 November
Thanksgiving Day


25 December
Christmas Day



AUSTRALIA

Schedule with the national and public holidays courier companies do not operate in Australia


1 January
New Year’s Day


27 January
Australia Day


9 March
Canberra Day


10 April
Good Friday


11 April
Easter Saturday


12 April
Easter Sunday


13 April
Easter Monday


25 April
Anzac Day


1 June
Reconciliation Day


8 June
Queen’s Birthday


5 October
Labour Day


25 December
Christmas Day


28 December
Boxing Day



CHINA

Courier companies holiday schedule in China for 2020


1 January
New Year’s Day


24-30 January
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)


4-6 April
Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping)


1-5 May
Labor Day (May Day)


25-27 June
The Dragon Boat Festival


1-8 October
The Mid-Autumn Festival


1-8 October
National Day



Disclaimer: Take into consideration these courier companies holiday schedule for 2020; however, bear in mind that some countries have additional non-working days. Courier companies do not perform pickup or deliver the shipments on national, and public holidays, that varies from country to country.