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Advance planning: UPS holidays for 2014

Mark the dates when you won't see the brown trucks dropping off or picking up at your business.


UPS doesn't take many holidays, but now you can prepare for those few days that we observe. So, get the most out of UPS throughout the year without missing a beat – or a pickup – by keeping this list handy. You also can download this as a PDF.

Have an urgent shipment? UPS Express Critical is always available – even on holidays.

UPS does NOT pick up or deliver on these days:

  • Jan. 1 – New Year's Day
  • May 26 – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • Sept. 1 – Labor Day
  • Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas

UPS will pick up and deliver air and international packages only (no UPS Ground service) on:

  • Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve

Three more notes 

  • Weekends. UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Next Day Air® and UPS 2nd Day Air® packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery are guaranteed on Saturdays throughout the year. Saturday pickups are also available for air and international packages. UPS Drop Boxes are picked up on weekdays only. No UPS packages are delivered on Sunday (see next bullet for urgent packages).  
  • Extremely urgent shipments. UPS Express Critical® never takes a holiday: Service is available 24/7, 365 days per year. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit   
  • Year-end operations. A detailed UPS holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s will be posted on Compass Online in July.  



Reader Comments

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Damian Hernandez November 27, 2014
Can I pick up my package tomorrow even though they not picking up or delivering?
Hailey November 10, 2014
Do UPS packages still travel on Sunday, even though they aren't delivered?
Brittany July 17, 2014
Is the outlook version of the 2014 holiday schedule available?
Compass team February 28, 2014
A printable PDF of this list is available. The link is now in the first paragraph of the article. Thank you!
Compass team February 14, 2014
Troy, yes, we will have the Outlook calendar for the peak season holiday schedule once all the details have been ironed out.
Troy February 14, 2014
Will there be a calendar to put into Outlook like there was for 2013?
Compass team February 13, 2014
We agree with Annika, too, and will get a PDF posted next week.
Steven February 13, 2014
I agree. A printable version would be nice.
Sue February 13, 2014
I totally agree with Annika.
Annika February 13, 2014
Some nice PDF of these that could be hung up by the coffee machine and copier would be awesome..... just saying....