Is the Post Office closed on Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day?
On October 8, 2021, The Federal government announced that Columbus Day would now also be Indigenous Peoples Day via a proclamation from President Joe Biden.
“The Federal Government has a solemn obligation to lift up and invest in the future of Indigenous people and empower Tribal Nations to govern their own communities and make their own decisions. We must never forget the centuries-long campaign of violence, displacement, assimilation, and terror wrought upon Native communities and Tribal Nations throughout our country. Today, we acknowledge the significant sacrifices made by Native peoples to this country — and recognize their many ongoing contributions to our Nation.”
Because of that (and Columbus Day) a lot of businesses will be closed on Monday.
One of those is the United States Post Office, which is closed due to it being a federally-run business and on a federal holiday.
These are the other days the post office will be closed:
New Year’s Day: Saturday, Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 17
Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 21
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed because June 19, the date of the newest federal holiday, falls on a Sunday)
Independence Day: Monday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5
Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 10
Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24
Christmas: Monday, Dec. 26 (observed because Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday)
But don’t worry, there are many post offices with self-service machines where you can make labels, buy stamps and ship packages.