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2016 UPS Holiday Shipping Schedule

When you ship your packages, you want a carrier with a proven history of reliable delivery services. That carrier is UPS. The UPS holiday schedule helps you plan ahead to make sure your deadlines are met, gifts arrive on time, and your business meets its goals. In the United States, UPS observes these holidays:

 Holiday  Date
 New Year's Day  January 1, 2016*
 Memorial Day  May 30, 2016*
 Independence Day  July 4, 2016*
 Labor Day  September 5, 2016*
 Thanksgiving Day  November 24, 2016*
 Christmas Eve  December 24, 2016**
 Christmas  December 25, 2016
 Christmas (Observed)  December 26, 2016*
 New Year's Eve  December 31, 2016**
 New Year's Day  January 1, 2017
 New Year's Day (Observed)  January 2, 2017*

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Additionally, UPS recognizes but does not observe the following dates. All regular services are available. 

 Holiday  Date
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  January 18, 2016
 Valentine's Day  February 14, 2016
 Presidents' Day  February 15, 2016
 Chinese New Year  February 8, 2016
 Daylight Saving Time begins  March 13, 2016
 St. Patrick's Day  March 17, 2016
 Easter  March 27, 2016
 Passover  April 23, 2016
 Earth Day  April 22, 2016
 Cinco de Mayo  May 5, 2016
 Mother's Day  May 8, 2016
 Flag Day  June 14, 2016
 Ramadan begins  June 7, 2016
 Father's Day  June 19, 2016
 UPS Founders' Day  August 28, 2016
 Rosh Hashanah  October 2-4, 2016
 Yom Kippur  October 11-12, 2016
 Columbus Day  October 10, 2016
 Halloween  October 31, 2016
 Daylight Saving Time ends  November 6, 2016
 Veterans' Day  November 11, 2016
 Hanukkah  December 24-January 1, 2017
 Kwanzaa  December 26-January 1, 2017

*UPS holiday--UPS Express Critical® available.
**Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air for Saturday delivery. Also, pickup service provided to regular Saturday customers for air and international packages, or if prearranged by Friday, December 23. No UPS Ground, UPS Standard or 3 Day Select pickups until December. 27.

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