Saturday, July 13, 2024

Postal Service Closed on June 19 for Juneteenth Holiday

by BIZ Magazine

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will observe the Juneteenth holiday on Wednesday, June 19, resulting in the closure of all retail locations and the suspension of regular mail delivery. Only holiday premium Priority Mail Express will be delivered on this day.

The USPS announced that all retail locations will reopen and regular mail delivery will resume on Thursday, June 20. Customers requiring postal services during the holiday can still access a range of options online, including ordering stamps, purchasing shipping supplies, printing shipping labels, and requesting package pickups, which are available 24/7 throughout the year, including holidays.

Stamps are also conveniently available for purchase at various locations outside of USPS retail offices, such as major grocery stores, big box stores, some pharmacies, and even ATMs.

For more information and a complete list of holiday observances, customers are encouraged to visit the holiday and events page on the USPS website.

About Juneteenth:
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were free, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The holiday has grown in recognition and is now a federal holiday in the United States, marking a significant moment in American history.

USPS Online Services:

  • Order stamps
  • Purchase shipping supplies
  • Print shipping labels
  • Request package pickups

These services ensure that even on holidays, customers can continue to manage their mailing needs without interruption.

For further details, visit the USPS website or contact your local post office.

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