If you happen to be a regular customer of the US Postal Service (USPS), here are the details of post office holidays for the year 2018.
The US Postal Service delivers mail across 50 states and several unincorporated territories in the United States of America every day. With the amount of hard work they do, even the employees of the USPS deserve a holiday once in a while. Given below is a list of federal holidays for 2018 on which the United States Postal Service will not be at your service.
Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day, January 1, marks the beginning of the Gregorian Calendar year and is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the globe.
Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January every year as a mark of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The idea of observing this day was first proposed by the labor unions of America. This day is also celebrated in Canada, Jerusalem, Netherlands, and Japan in their own ways.
Monday, February 19 – Washington’s Birthday
Presidents’ Day is observed on the third Monday of February to commemorate the first President of the United States of America, George Washington.
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This day is celebrated by visiting war memorials and cemeteries where people place flowers and flags on the graves of martyred soldiers.
Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day
The 4th of July is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States of America to commemorate the adoption of the ‘Declaration of Independence’ on this very day in 1776. The independence day is celebrated with fireworks, parades, and carnivals throughout the country.
Monday, September 3 – Labor Day
Labor Day is observed in the United States on the first Monday of September to celebrate the achievements of workers and the labor movement. Labor day weekend marks the “unofficial” end of summer season. Labor day is also celebrated in Canada on the first Monday of September.
Monday, October 8 – Columbus Day
Christopher Columbus was a voyager, well-known for his popular explorations which led to historic trade relations between Europe and America. Columbus Day is observed in the United States on the second Monday of October to honor the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America.
Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Veterans Day, previously known as the Armistice Day, is observed on 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the Armistice, which brought an end to World War I, and to honor all the veterans who are presently serving the United States Armed Forces.
Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Thanksgiving is celebrated by having traditional dishes with your loved ones. The meal is usually referred to as a Thanksgiving Meal. Some people give away flowers, chocolates and other gifts to each other on this day to express their gratitude.
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas
Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Lord Jesus Christ on December 25. It has been observed as a federal holiday since 1870. This day is celebrated by feasting on cakes, wine and other delicious food. People also decorate plants using light strings and other sparkling decorations and call them Christmas trees. Some get dressed as Santa Claus to give away Christmas gifts, especially to children. Masses are held at churches and the celebrations last till New Year’s eve.