The US Postal Service works on Good Friday

Post Office Open for Good Friday

The United States Postal Services recognizes Good Friday, but they still operate on that day. Easter which is the Sunday after Good Friday is a nonissue since it always falls on a Sunday when the Postal Service doesn't operate.

It's true that not rain, nor hail, nor snow, nor the death and ascension of Jesus Christ will stop those dedicated souls at the post office!

US Post Office Holidays

There are some Federal holidays that the post office shuts down for.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK's Birthday)
  • President's Day (Washington's Birthday)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Rest of the US

Good Friday is not a Federal Holiday although many individual states recognize it (especially in the Bible Belt). Most schools still give Good Friday off creating a three day weekend around Easter. A lot of schools have taken to calling this holiday "Spring Holiday" so they don't have to directly link it to a religious holiday.

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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

THANKS! That is Exactly what I needed to know!

bish23 7 years ago

thanks you save my life, I neeeded the post office open today on Good Friday!!!

what ever 6 years ago

good thing that the post office is open today =]

crandawg 5 years ago

you got a comment on this once every year for the last 4 years. lol.... thanks for the info.

Mzremy Red 4 years ago happy now

Ajc 4 years ago

Snarky article...just answer the damn q

to ajc 4 years ago

Dude... u retarded? They answer it in the first sentence!

sean 4 years ago

good today

troy 4 years ago

the post office should be closed everything should be closed. but you do need your mail.

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