2020 USA federal and national holidays

The United States has 10 federal national holidays per year. These are nonworking days when no parcel collections or deliveries take place. So whether you're shipping from the UK to the USA, or requesting a collection from the USA, you need to account for the public holidays listed below.

When a national or Federal holiday falls on a weekend, it's normally observed on the prior or next working day. Federal holidays are often referred to as public holidays or bank holidays.

2020 Federal Holidays
Date Day Holiday
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
Jan 4 Saturday World Braille Day
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany
Jan 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan 7 Tuesday International Programmers' Day
Jan 13 Monday Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Jan 14 Tuesday Orthodox New Year
Jan 17 Friday Lee-Jackson Day
Jan 19 Sunday World Religion Day
Jan 19 Sunday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 19 Sunday Confederate Heroes' Day
Jan 20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 20 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 20 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 20 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 20 Monday Idaho Human Rights Day
Jan 20 Monday Civil Rights Day
Jan 20 Monday Civil Rights Day
Jan 25 Saturday Chinese New Year
Jan 26 Sunday International Customs Day
Jan 26 Sunday World Leprosy Day
Jan 27 Monday International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Jan 29 Wednesday Kansas Day
Feb 1 Saturday National Freedom Day
Feb 2 Sunday World Wetlands Day
Feb 2 Sunday Groundhog Day
Feb 2 Sunday Super Bowl
Feb 4 Tuesday World Cancer Day
Feb 4 Tuesday Rosa Parks Day
Feb 4 Tuesday Rosa Parks Day
Feb 6 Thursday International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 7 Friday National Wear Red Day
Feb 10 Monday Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat
Feb 11 Tuesday International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 11 Tuesday World Day of the Sick
Feb 12 Wednesday Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 12 Wednesday Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 13 Thursday World Radio Day
Feb 14 Friday Valentine's Day
Feb 14 Friday Statehood Day
Feb 15 Saturday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Saturday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Saturday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Saturday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 16 Sunday Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Feb 17 Monday Presidents' Day
Feb 17 Monday Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Feb 20 Thursday World Day of Social Justice
Feb 21 Friday Maha Shivaratri
Feb 21 Friday International Mother Language Day
Feb 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
Feb 28 Friday Linus Pauling Day
Feb 29 Saturday Leap Day
Mar 1 Sunday Zero Discrimination Day
Mar 1 Sunday Self-Injury Awareness Day
Mar 1 Sunday St. David's Day
Mar 2 Monday Texas Independence Day
Mar 2 Monday Casimir Pulaski Day
Mar 2 Monday Read Across America Day
Mar 3 Tuesday World Wildlife Day
Mar 3 Tuesday Super Tuesday
Mar 3 Tuesday Town Meeting Day
Mar 6 Friday Employee Appreciation Day
Mar 8 Sunday International Women's Day
Mar 8 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 9 Monday Holi
Mar 10 Tuesday Purim
Mar 12 Thursday World Kidney Day
Mar 13 Friday Friday the 13th
Mar 17 Tuesday St. Patrick's Day
Mar 17 Tuesday Evacuation Day
Mar 20 Friday International Day of Happiness
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox
Mar 21 Saturday International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21 Saturday World Poetry Day
Mar 21 Saturday International Day of Nowruz
Mar 21 Saturday World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21 Saturday International Day of Forests
Mar 22 Sunday Isra and Mi'raj
Mar 22 Sunday World Water Day
Mar 23 Monday World Meteorological Day
Mar 24 Tuesday World Tuberculosis Day
Mar 24 Tuesday International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Mar 25 Wednesday International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mar 25 Wednesday International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
Mar 25 Wednesday Maryland Day
Mar 26 Thursday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Mar 28 Saturday Earth Hour
Mar 29 Sunday National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Mar 30 Monday Seward's Day
Mar 31 Tuesday César Chávez Day
Mar 31 Tuesday César Chávez Day
Mar 31 Tuesday César Chávez Day
Mar 31 Tuesday César Chávez Day
Apr 1 Wednesday April Fool's Day
Apr 2 Thursday World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 2 Thursday Pascua Florida Day
Apr 4 Saturday United Nations' Mine Awareness Day
Apr 5 Sunday Palm Sunday
Apr 6 Monday International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Apr 6 Monday National Tartan Day
Apr 7 Tuesday United Nations' World Health Day
Apr 7 Tuesday Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
Apr 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday
Apr 9 Thursday Passover (first day)
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday
Apr 11 Saturday Holy Saturday
Apr 12 Sunday International Day of Human Space Flight
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday
Apr 13 Monday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Apr 15 Wednesday Tax Day
Apr 15 Wednesday Father Damien Day
Apr 16 Thursday Last Day of Passover
Apr 16 Thursday Emancipation Day
Apr 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday
Apr 18 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday
Apr 18 Saturday International Day for Monuments and Sites
Apr 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter
Apr 20 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday
Apr 20 Monday Chinese Language Day
Apr 20 Monday Patriot's Day
Apr 20 Monday Boston Marathon
Apr 21 Tuesday Yom HaShoah
Apr 21 Tuesday San Jacinto Day
Apr 21 Tuesday National Library Workers' Day
Apr 22 Wednesday Earth Day
Apr 22 Wednesday Oklahoma Day
Apr 22 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 23 Thursday World Book and Copyright Day
Apr 23 Thursday English Language Day
Apr 23 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Apr 24 Friday Ramadan Starts
Apr 24 Friday Arbor Day
Apr 25 Saturday World Malaria Day
Apr 26 Sunday World Intellectual Property Day
Apr 26 Sunday International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
Apr 26 Sunday Confederate Heroes' Day
Apr 27 Monday Confederate Memorial Day
Apr 27 Monday Confederate Memorial Day
Apr 27 Monday Confederate Heroes' Day observed
Apr 27 Monday State Holiday
Apr 28 Tuesday World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Apr 29 Wednesday Yom Ha'atzmaut
Apr 29 Wednesday Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
Apr 30 Thursday International Jazz Day
May 1 Friday Kentucky Oaks
May 1 Friday Law Day
May 1 Friday Loyalty Day
May 1 Friday Lei Day
May 2 Saturday World Tuna Day
May 2 Saturday Kentucky Derby
May 2 Saturday National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
May 3 Sunday World Press Freedom Day
May 4 Monday Kent State Shootings Remembrance
May 4 Monday Rhode Island Independence Day
May 5 Tuesday Cinco de Mayo
May 6 Wednesday National Nurses Day
May 7 Thursday National Day of Prayer
May 8 Friday Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
May 8 Friday World Ovarian Cancer Day
May 8 Friday Truman Day
May 8 Friday Victory in Europe Day
May 8 Friday Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 9 Saturday World Migratory Bird Day
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day
May 10 Sunday Confederate Memorial Day
May 10 Sunday Confederate Memorial Day
May 11 Monday Confederate Memorial Day observed
May 12 Tuesday Lag BaOmer
May 12 Tuesday International Nurses Day
May 12 Tuesday Primary Election Day
May 15 Friday International Day of Families
May 15 Friday Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15 Friday National Defense Transportation Day
May 16 Saturday Armed Forces Day
May 16 Saturday Preakness Stakes
May 17 Sunday World Information Society Day
May 19 Tuesday Lailat al-Qadr
May 20 Wednesday World Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
May 20 Wednesday Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day
May 21 Thursday World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22 Friday International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22 Friday National Maritime Day
May 22 Friday Harvey Milk Day
May 23 Saturday International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 24 Sunday Eid al-Fitr
May 25 Monday African Liberation Day
May 25 Monday Memorial Day
May 25 Monday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
May 25 Monday National Missing Children's Day
May 29 Friday Shavuot
May 29 Friday International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 31 Sunday Pentecost
May 31 Sunday World No Tobacco Day
Jun 1 Monday Whit Monday
Jun 1 Monday Global Day of Parents
Jun 1 Monday Statehood Day
Jun 1 Monday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Jun 3 Wednesday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Jun 4 Thursday International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Jun 5 Friday World Environment Day
Jun 6 Saturday D-Day
Jun 6 Saturday Belmont Stakes
Jun 7 Sunday Trinity Sunday
Jun 8 Monday World Oceans Day
Jun 11 Thursday Corpus Christi
Jun 11 Thursday Kamehameha Day
Jun 12 Friday World Day Against Child Labour
Jun 13 Saturday International Albinism Awareness Day
Jun 14 Sunday World Blood Donor Day
Jun 14 Sunday Army Birthday
Jun 14 Sunday Flag Day
Jun 14 Sunday Bunker Hill Day
Jun 15 Monday World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 16 Tuesday International Day of Family Remittances
Jun 17 Wednesday World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Jun 19 Friday International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Jun 19 Friday Emancipation Day
Jun 19 Friday Juneteenth
Jun 20 Saturday World Refugee Day
Jun 20 Saturday West Virginia Day
Jun 20 Saturday American Eagle Day
Jun 21 Sunday International Day of Yoga
Jun 21 Sunday Father's Day
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice
Jun 23 Tuesday Public Service Day
Jun 23 Tuesday International Widows' Day
Jun 25 Thursday Day of the Seafarer
Jun 26 Friday International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26 Friday International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Jun 30 Tuesday International Asteroid Day
Jul 3 Friday Independence Day observed
Jul 4 Saturday International Day of Cooperatives
Jul 4 Saturday Independence Day
Jul 11 Saturday World Population Day
Jul 13 Monday Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
Jul 14 Tuesday Bastille Day
Jul 15 Wednesday World Youth Skills Day
Jul 18 Saturday Nelson Mandela Day
Jul 24 Friday Pioneer Day
Jul 26 Sunday Parents' Day
Jul 27 Monday National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Jul 28 Tuesday World Hepatitis Day
Jul 30 Thursday Tisha B'Av
Jul 30 Thursday International Day of Friendship
Jul 30 Thursday World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Jul 31 Friday Eid al-Adha
Aug 1 Saturday Colorado Day
Aug 3 Monday Raksha Bandhan
Aug 4 Tuesday Coast Guard Birthday
Aug 7 Friday Purple Heart Day
Aug 9 Sunday International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Aug 10 Monday Janmashtami
Aug 10 Monday Victory Day
Aug 12 Wednesday International Youth Day
Aug 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary
Aug 16 Sunday Bennington Battle Day
Aug 17 Monday Bennington Battle Day observed
Aug 19 Wednesday World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19 Wednesday National Aviation Day
Aug 20 Thursday Muharram
Aug 21 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
Aug 21 Friday Hawaii Statehood Day
Aug 21 Friday Senior Citizens Day
Aug 23 Sunday International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Aug 26 Wednesday Women's Equality Day
Aug 27 Thursday Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Aug 29 Saturday International Day against Nuclear Tests
Aug 30 Sunday International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Aug 31 Monday International Overdose Awareness Day
Sep 4 Friday World Sexual Health Day
Sep 5 Saturday International Day of Charity
Sep 7 Monday Labor Day
Sep 8 Tuesday International Literacy Day
Sep 9 Wednesday California Admission Day
Sep 10 Thursday World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 11 Friday Patriot Day
Sep 12 Saturday International Day for South-South Cooperation
Sep 12 Saturday International Programmers' Day
Sep 12 Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sep 13 Sunday National Grandparents Day
Sep 15 Tuesday International Day of Democracy
Sep 16 Wednesday International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Sep 17 Thursday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Sep 18 Friday Air Force Birthday
Sep 18 Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana
Sep 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana
Sep 19 Saturday National CleanUp Day
Sep 21 Monday International Day of Peace
Sep 22 Tuesday Emancipation Day
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox
Sep 23 Wednesday International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Sep 24 Thursday World Maritime Day
Sep 25 Friday Native American Day
Sep 26 Saturday International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sep 27 Sunday World Tourism Day
Sep 27 Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day
Sep 28 Monday World Rabies Day
Sep 28 Monday Yom Kippur
Sep 28 Monday Yom Kippur
Sep 29 Tuesday World Heart Day
Oct 1 Thursday International Day of Older Persons
Oct 1 Thursday World Vegetarian Day
Oct 2 Friday International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 3 Saturday First Day of Sukkot
Oct 4 Sunday Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Oct 5 Monday World Teachers' Day
Oct 5 Monday World Habitat Day
Oct 5 Monday Child Health Day
Oct 6 Tuesday World Cerebral Palsy Day
Oct 8 Thursday World Sight Day
Oct 9 Friday Last Day of Sukkot
Oct 9 Friday World Post Day
Oct 9 Friday Leif Erikson Day
Oct 10 Saturday Shmini Atzeret
Oct 10 Saturday World Mental Health Day
Oct 11 Sunday Simchat Torah
Oct 11 Sunday International Day of the Girl Child
Oct 12 Monday Columbus Day
Oct 12 Monday Columbus Day
Oct 12 Monday Native Americans' Day
Oct 12 Monday Indigenous People's Day
Oct 13 Tuesday Navy Birthday
Oct 14 Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
Oct 15 Thursday International Day of Rural Women
Oct 15 Thursday White Cane Safety Day
Oct 16 Friday World Food Day
Oct 16 Friday Boss's Day
Oct 17 Saturday Navratri
Oct 17 Saturday International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 17 Saturday Sweetest Day
Oct 18 Sunday Alaska Day
Oct 19 Monday Alaska Day observed
Oct 20 Tuesday World Statistics Day
Oct 24 Saturday United Nations Day
Oct 24 Saturday World Development Information Day
Oct 25 Sunday Dussehra
Oct 27 Tuesday World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 29 Thursday The Prophet's Birthday
Oct 29 Thursday World Stroke Day
Oct 30 Friday Nevada Day
Oct 31 Saturday World Cities Day
Oct 31 Saturday Halloween
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints' Day
Nov 1 Sunday World Vegan Day
Nov 1 Sunday New York City Marathon
Nov 1 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 2 Monday All Souls' Day
Nov 2 Monday International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Nov 3 Tuesday Election Day
Nov 3 Tuesday Election Day
Nov 5 Thursday Return Day
Nov 6 Friday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Nov 10 Tuesday World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 10 Tuesday Marine Corps Birthday
Nov 11 Wednesday Veterans Day
Nov 12 Thursday World Pneumonia Day
Nov 13 Friday Friday the 13th
Nov 14 Saturday World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali
Nov 15 Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Nov 16 Monday International Day for Tolerance
Nov 17 Tuesday World Prematurity Day
Nov 19 Thursday World Philosophy Day
Nov 19 Thursday World Toilet Day
Nov 19 Thursday International Men's Day
Nov 20 Friday Universal Children's Day
Nov 20 Friday Africa Industrialization Day
Nov 21 Saturday World Television Day
Nov 25 Wednesday International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27 Friday State Holiday
Nov 27 Friday Presidents' Day
Nov 27 Friday Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day
Nov 27 Friday Day After Thanksgiving
Nov 27 Friday Day After Thanksgiving
Nov 27 Friday Family Day
Nov 27 Friday Acadian Day
Nov 27 Friday Black Friday
Nov 27 Friday American Indian Heritage Day
Nov 29 Sunday First Sunday of Advent
Nov 29 Sunday International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Nov 30 Monday Cyber Monday
Dec 1 Tuesday World AIDS Day
Dec 1 Tuesday Rosa Parks Day
Dec 1 Tuesday Rosa Parks Day
Dec 2 Wednesday International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 3 Thursday International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 5 Saturday International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec 5 Saturday World Soil Day
Dec 6 Sunday St Nicholas Day
Dec 7 Monday International Civil Aviation Day
Dec 7 Monday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 9 Wednesday International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec 9 Wednesday World Genocide Commemoration Day
Dec 10 Thursday Human Rights Day
Dec 11 Friday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
Dec 11 Friday International Mountain Day
Dec 12 Saturday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 13 Sunday National Guard Birthday
Dec 15 Tuesday Bill of Rights Day
Dec 17 Thursday Pan American Aviation Day
Dec 17 Thursday Wright Brothers Day
Dec 18 Friday Last Day of Chanukah
Dec 18 Friday International Migrants Day
Dec 18 Friday Arabic Language Day
Dec 20 Sunday International Human Solidarity Day
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day
Dec 26 Saturday Kwanzaa (first day)
Dec 26 Saturday Day After Christmas Day
Dec 26 Saturday Day After Christmas Day
Dec 31 Thursday New Year's Eve
Dec 31 Thursday New Year's Eve

It's worth noting that private employers do not have to allow employees time off for federal holidays, and some do not do so. All government departments do observe all federal holidays. However, all major carriers are closed on federal holidays, and therefore no package collections or deliveries are made.

In addition to national holidays, there are a number of state holidays which may also affect collection and delivery.

In addition to the above 10 federal holidays Washington DC and border counties of Maryland and Virginia also celebrate Inauguration Day once every four years on January 20, following each presidential election.

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When you quote a USA transit time do you account for public holidays?

Yes, whenever you get a quote on our website, we will always quote a specific day of collection and delivery and this transit time accounts for any state or national holiday days, so you can rely on our USA transit times to be accurate.

Is there any way you can collect or deliver on federal holidays?

Unfortunately not, as all the couriers are closed, and simply do not operate on state or national holidays.

Can I drop off my parcel on a public holiday?

Unfortunately not, the local depots are all closed on holidays, therefore you will need to wait until the following working day before dropping off your package.

Do customs work on US federal holidays?

No customs clearance takes place on federal holidays, customs clearance will take place on the next working day.