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UPS 2019 holiday shipping schedule

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Every year there are so many important dates to remember and so many things to do. From shipping flowers to your loved one on Mother’s Day to making sure your small business gets everything delivered in time for the July 4 holiday, does life ever get less busy?

Rest assured that UPS is here to help, throughout the year and whatever the occasion. Whether you need to get a package back home over the Labor Day weekend or send an international delivery at Christmas time, the 2019 UPS holiday schedule gives you the information you need on delivery options for this year’s major holidays.

Key resources for holiday shipping

Can I ship on Labor Day? Is The UPS Store® open on Easter Sunday? You can find answers to questions like these in our Holiday Operations Schedule, which gives you a breakdown of what’s open and what’s not during major holidays in the United States this year. Shipping overseas? Don’t be blindsided by Boxing Day or caught off guard by Carnival. From Australia to Zimbabwe, our World Holiday Calendar covers holiday schedules for more than 100 countries.

Whatever your shipping need and wherever your final destination, UPS has a solution for you—from UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® services for urgent or time-sensitive deliveries, to UPS Worldwide Express® service for international delivery options. And don’t forget your local The UPS Store location can assist with your packages. Ask for the Pack & Ship Guarantee service, and let our expert staff take the hassle out of shipping. Aren’t holidays for relaxing after all?  

UPS holidays in the U.S.

In the United States, UPS observes the following 2019 holidays:

  • New Year’s Day - January 1, 2019
  • Easter Sunday - April 21, 2019
  • Memorial Day - May 27, 2019
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2019
  • Labor Day - September 2, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019
  • Christmas Day - December 25, 2019
  • New Year’s Day - January 1, 2020

And while you’re taking a well-deserved break during the annual festivities, remember UPS Express Critical service remains available on each of these days for those deliveries that just can’t wait.

UPS 2019 holiday schedule overview

So many holidays, so little time! Here are answers to some of your frequently asked questions about what’s running and what’s not during 2019’s key holidays. Remember to consult our Holiday Operations Schedule any time for the full picture.

 

Does UPS deliver on New Year’s Day 2019? 

January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)

New Year’s Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for time-sensitive deliveries. Happy New Year!

 

Does UPS deliver on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? 

January 21, 2019 (Monday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

 

Does UPS deliver on Valentine’s Day?

February 14, 2019 (Thursday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on Valentine’s Day. For a deeper dive into delivery options for sweethearts everywhere, head over to our Valentine’s Day delivery schedule page.

 

Does UPS deliver on Presidents Day?

February 18, 2019 (Monday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on Presidents Day.

 

Does UPS deliver on Easter Sunday?

April 21, 2019 (Sunday)

Easter Sunday is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for urgent shipments, and The UPS Store is available in limited locations. Find your nearest store for hours of operation.

 

Does UPS deliver on Mother’s Day?

May 12, 2019 (Sunday)

As Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, UPS Express Critical service remains available for urgent shipments, and The UPS Store is available in limited locations. Explore our Mother’s Day Shipping page for top tips to get your gift to mom in good time. And if you’re thinking of shipping something edible, check out our mouthwatering guide on shipping food to stay fresh.

 

Does UPS deliver on Memorial Day?

May 27, 2019 (Monday)

Memorial Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for time-sensitive shipments.

 

Does UPS deliver on July 4th?

July 4, 2019 (Thursday)

Independence Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for your urgent shipments. Happy July Fourth, America!

 

Does UPS deliver on Labor Day?

September 2, 2019 (Monday)

Labor Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for urgent shipments.

 

Does UPS deliver on Columbus Day?

October 14, 2019 (Monday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on Columbus Day.

 

Does UPS deliver on Veterans Day?

November 11, 2019 (Monday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on Veterans Day. The UPS Store is available in limited locations. Find your nearest store for hours of operation.

 

Does UPS deliver on Thanksgiving?

November 28, 2019 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for time-sensitive shipments.

 

Does UPS deliver on the day after Thanksgiving?

November 29, 2019 (Friday)

UPS pickup and delivery service is available in all areas on the day after Thanksgiving. UPS Freight and UPS Forwarding services are not running. See the Holiday Operations Schedule for further details.

 

UPS delivery during the holiday season

Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers are eaten, and the holiday season is underway. Be prepared with this breakout of available services between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day 2020. Remember to check the Holiday Operations Schedule for full details and disclaimers.

You can also explore Express Services with UPS in advance of the Christmas holiday to get your holiday gifts delivered in plenty of time. And while you’re at it, browse our article on sustainable gift packaging ideas for an eco-friendly holiday season.

 

Does UPS deliver on Christmas Eve?

December 24, 2019 (Tuesday)

UPS delivery service is available in all areas on Christmas Eve. UPS Forwarding will be delivering shipments. Pickup service is available only for Air and international Air packages if prearranged by Friday, December 20. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are available for Air and international Air packages. See the Holiday Operations Schedule for further details.

The UPS Store locations may operate on a modified schedule. Check local locations for specific hours of operation.

 

Does UPS deliver on Christmas Day?

December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)

Christmas Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for time-sensitive shipments.

 

Does UPS deliver on New Year’s Eve 2019?

December 31, 2019 (Tuesday)

Delivery of UPS Air and international Air packages only. Pickup service is available only for Air and international Air packages if prearranged by Friday, December 27. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are available for Air and international Air packages. The UPS Store locations will have normal operating hours. UPS Freight is open with modified service. UPS Forwarding is closed. See the Holiday Operations Schedule for further details.

 

Does UPS deliver on New Year’s Day 2020?

January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)

New Year’s Day is an observed holiday. UPS Express Critical service remains available for time-sensitive shipments. (Is it really 2020 already? Happy New Year!)

 

Have a great year (of shipping)

Phew! That’s a lot of holidays. Remember to consult all the available resources on UPS.com for the latest updates and tips, or head to our shipping page for immediate support on getting your package on its way. Don’t forget our online tools for calculating shipping costs and billable weight, or take advantage of the Pack & Ship Guarantee at The UPS Store, and let our handy staff do the heavy lifting for you.

Our job is to help your year run smoothly, through the busy times and the quiet ones. For whatever you need to ship, UPS is here for you.  

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The information in this article is subject to change. Additional charges may apply for pickup and delivery services on major holidays. Refer to the Rules Tariff for more information on these charges.

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