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The US Postal Service works on Good Friday

Updated on April 17, 2008

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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      troy 5 years ago

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

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      sean 5 years ago

      good today

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      to ajc 5 years ago

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

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      Ajc 5 years ago

      Snarky article...just answer the damn q

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      Mzremy Red 5 years ago happy now

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      crandawg 6 years ago

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

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      what ever 7 years ago

      good thing that the post office is open today =]

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      bish23 8 years ago

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

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      privateye2500 9 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      THANKS! That is Exactly what I needed to know!