(NewsNation Now) — The U.S. Postal Service recognizes 10 official holidays each year, including Columbus Day, or what is in some states called Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Native American Day. This means mail and packages are not delivered and post offices are closed.
According to the postal service, the following holidays are recognized in 2021:
|Friday, January 1||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 18||Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.|
|Monday, February 15*||Washington’s Birthday|
|Monday, May 31||Memorial Day|
|Monday, July 5**||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 6||Labor Day|
|Monday, October 11||Columbus Day|
|Thursday, November 11||Veterans Day|
|Thursday, November 25||Thanksgiving Day|
|Saturday, December 25||Christmas Day|
NewsNation affiliate WCMH contributed to this report.