Are Packages and Mail Delivered on Memorial Day and 4th of July? (2022)

Package and mail delivery on Memorial Day & 4th of July 2022

Being two of the biggest American federal holidays, many people wonder if packages and mail are delivered on Memorial Day and the 4th of July. To make it easier, we have prepared this guide so you know exactly when USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL will be delivering near Memorial and Independence Day. Prepare for your holidays’ celebrations ahead to make sure all your goods will arrive on time! Get a quote below and book our Express Service for the fastest delivery option.


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Does USPS, FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliver packages on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday always observed on the last Monday of May. For this reason, the regular mail service does not run on Memorial Day, nor does UPS, FedEx, DHL or USPS.

In 2022, Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 30th, which means the last regular delivery day is Friday, May 27th. If you are buying supplies for your celebration online, we recommend organising the shipping service 3-5 working days in advance. Choose our Express Service for the fastest shipping solution on this Memorial Day and have your package delivered in 24h within the US.

USPS deliveries on Memorial Day

On the Monday of Memorial Day, the American Postal Service will not perform regular mail deliveries and the local USPS offices will also be closed. However, there is one exception to this rule. Packages and mail sent with the priority services (Priority Mail and Express Mail) are usually delivered even during the holiday. If you live in an area where USPS offers Sunday deliveries, you may be able to get your package the day before Memorial Day. Otherwise, plan your shipment so the delivery will be concluded by the 27th of May, or expect to get it from the 31st on. Read more about USPS deliveries.

FedEx deliveries on Memorial Day

FedEx will not perform deliveries on Memorial Day 2022 for most of their services, except shipments sent through FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx offices may work with modified hours or be entirely closed, depending on the location. We recommend checking directly with your local office to know their specific working schedule during the Memorial Day holiday. Read more about FedEx deliveries.

UPS and DHL deliveries on Memorial Day

Both UPS and DHL have their offices closed in the US during Memorial Day 2022. While most DHL and UPS shipments will not be delivered during the holiday, UPS Express Critical will still be an operational service during this day.

Do Amazon and other stores deliver on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is considered a shipping holiday in which Amazon will not deliver parcels. The same applies to most online stores since they use logistics companies such as FedEx, USPS or UPS to deliver their parcels, so they have to comply with the courier’s schedule. Regular shipping activities are resumed on the following Tuesday, May 31st.

If the estimated delivery date for your Amazon order is the Memorial Day holiday, you should consider that it will be delivered in the next days after the day off.


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Does FedEx, USPS, UPS, and DHL deliver packages on the 4th of July?

Since it is also considered a federal holiday, mail and package delivery services do not run on the 4th of July. In 2022, Independence Day falls on Monday. On this day, most courier companies such as FedEx, USPS, UPS and DHL will not deliver packages on the 4th of July and will have their offices closed in most locations.

Play it safe and send your goods ahead when preparing for the 4th of July celebrations to avoid any inconvenience. Since the last regular delivery date will be the previous Friday (July 1st), the ideal scenario would be to schedule the pick-up for Wednesday at the latest.

Is there any special courier service that delivers packages on the 4th of July?

Even though the regular courier services will not be operational, there are a few companies that will still have their priority services available for customers during the holiday. USPS Priority Mail and Express Mail usually works during the 4th of July and other major American holidays. UPS Express Critical and FedEx Custom Critical will also be available on the 4th of July of 2022. However, these are prime solutions dedicated to extremely urgent shipments, so this holiday delivery comes with a price. If your shipment isn’t critical, it will be cheaper to organise the delivery ahead or wait for the holiday to pass.

Will Amazon deliver on July 4th, 2022?

Amazon’s shipping calendar follows the standard practice amongst other logistics companies. Therefore, the company usually gives this day off to their courier drivers. As a result, there will be no Amazon deliveries on July 4th, 2022. If you need your purchase by this date, the best thing to do is make your order at least a week in advance.

What to do if your package is not delivered before Memorial Day or the 4th of July?

If your mail or package is not delivered until Memorial Day or the 4th of July, the courier companies will deliver it on the following working days, without any further action needed from your side. Please have in mind that the holidays are extremely busy periods for the courier and postal companies. Still, you can rest assured they will deliver as many packages as possible before the day off.


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Disclaimer: The information is the result of online research. For more information about the above-mentioned courier companies, we strongly recommend checking their official websites. Whenever you decide to ship goods by courier, make sure to consult the list of restricted and prohibited items to ship.