Holidays and Weekends

UPS holidays for 2016


Plan ahead for the new year with this list of holidays observed by UPS.

UPS doesn't take many holidays, but you need to plan 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 planning ahead.

Get the most out of UPS throughout the year by planning ahead.

UPS does NOT pick up or deliver on these days:  

  • Jan. 1: New Year's Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • Sept. 5: Labor Day
  • Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 26: Christmas Day  (observed)

A few 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 entry for urgent packages).  

Extremely urgent shipments. UPS Express Critical® service 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 is available here.

Holidays around the world. If you ship internationally, you can find global holidays listed on Compass Online.



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