2019 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.

2019 Federal Holidays
Date Day Holiday
Jan 1 Tuesday New Year's Day
Jan 4 Friday World Braille Day
Jan 6 Sunday Epiphany
Jan 7 Monday Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan 7 Monday International Programmers' Day
Jan 13 Sunday Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Jan 14 Monday Orthodox New Year
Jan 18 Friday Lee-Jackson Day
Jan 19 Saturday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 19 Saturday Confederate Heroes' Day
Jan 20 Sunday World Religion Day
Jan 21 Monday Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat
Jan 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 21 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 21 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 21 Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Jan 21 Monday Idaho Human Rights Day
Jan 21 Monday Civil Rights Day
Jan 21 Monday Civil Rights Day
Jan 26 Saturday International Customs Day
Jan 27 Sunday World Leprosy Day
Jan 27 Sunday International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Jan 29 Tuesday Kansas Day
Feb 1 Friday National Freedom Day
Feb 1 Friday National Wear Red Day
Feb 2 Saturday World Wetlands Day
Feb 2 Saturday Groundhog Day
Feb 3 Sunday Super Bowl
Feb 4 Monday World Cancer Day
Feb 4 Monday Rosa Parks Day
Feb 4 Monday Rosa Parks Day
Feb 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year
Feb 6 Wednesday International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 11 Monday International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 11 Monday World Day of the Sick
Feb 12 Tuesday Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 12 Tuesday Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 13 Wednesday World Radio Day
Feb 14 Thursday Valentine's Day
Feb 14 Thursday Statehood Day
Feb 15 Friday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Friday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Friday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 15 Friday Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Feb 16 Saturday Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Feb 18 Monday Presidents' Day
Feb 18 Monday Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Feb 20 Wednesday World Day of Social Justice
Feb 21 Thursday International Mother Language Day
Feb 28 Thursday Linus Pauling Day
Mar 1 Friday Zero Discrimination Day
Mar 1 Friday Self-Injury Awareness Day
Mar 1 Friday St. David's Day
Mar 1 Friday Read Across America Day
Mar 1 Friday Employee Appreciation Day
Mar 2 Saturday Texas Independence Day
Mar 3 Sunday World Wildlife Day
Mar 4 Monday Maha Shivaratri
Mar 4 Monday Casimir Pulaski Day
Mar 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Mar 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Mar 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Mar 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Mar 5 Tuesday Town Meeting Day
Mar 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
Mar 8 Friday International Women's Day
Mar 10 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 14 Thursday World Kidney Day
Mar 17 Sunday Evacuation Day
Mar 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day
Mar 18 Monday Evacuation Day observed
Mar 20 Wednesday International Day of Happiness
Mar 21 Thursday Holi
Mar 21 Thursday Purim
Mar 21 Thursday International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21 Thursday World Poetry Day
Mar 21 Thursday International Day of Nowruz
Mar 21 Thursday World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21 Thursday International Day of Forests
Mar 21 Thursday March Equinox
Mar 22 Friday World Water Day
Mar 23 Saturday World Meteorological Day
Mar 24 Sunday World Tuberculosis Day
Mar 24 Sunday International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Mar 25 Monday International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mar 25 Monday International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
Mar 25 Monday Maryland Day
Mar 25 Monday Seward's Day
Mar 26 Tuesday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Mar 29 Friday National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Mar 30 Saturday Earth Hour
Mar 31 Sunday César Chávez Day
Mar 31 Sunday César Chávez Day
Mar 31 Sunday César Chávez Day
Apr 1 Monday April Fool's Day
Apr 1 Monday César Chávez Day observed
Apr 2 Tuesday World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 2 Tuesday Pascua Florida Day
Apr 3 Wednesday Isra and Mi'raj
Apr 4 Thursday United Nations' Mine Awareness Day
Apr 6 Saturday International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Apr 6 Saturday National Tartan Day
Apr 7 Sunday United Nations' World Health Day
Apr 7 Sunday Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
Apr 9 Tuesday National Library Workers' Day
Apr 12 Friday International Day of Human Space Flight
Apr 13 Saturday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Apr 14 Sunday Palm Sunday
Apr 15 Monday Tax Day
Apr 15 Monday Father Damien Day
Apr 15 Monday Patriot's Day
Apr 15 Monday Boston Marathon
Apr 16 Tuesday Emancipation Day
Apr 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 Thursday International Day for Monuments and Sites
Apr 19 Friday Good Friday
Apr 20 Saturday Holy Saturday
Apr 20 Saturday Passover (first day)
Apr 20 Saturday Chinese Language Day
Apr 21 Sunday Easter Sunday
Apr 21 Sunday San Jacinto Day
Apr 22 Monday Earth Day
Apr 22 Monday Easter Monday
Apr 22 Monday Oklahoma Day
Apr 22 Monday Confederate Memorial Day
Apr 22 Monday State Holiday
Apr 23 Tuesday World Book and Copyright Day
Apr 23 Tuesday English Language Day
Apr 24 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 25 Thursday World Malaria Day
Apr 25 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Apr 26 Friday Orthodox Good Friday
Apr 26 Friday World Intellectual Property Day
Apr 26 Friday International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
Apr 26 Friday Arbor Day
Apr 26 Friday Confederate Heroes' Day
Apr 27 Saturday Last Day of Passover
Apr 27 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday
Apr 28 Sunday Orthodox Easter
Apr 28 Sunday World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Apr 29 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday
Apr 29 Monday Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
Apr 29 Monday Confederate Memorial Day
Apr 30 Tuesday International Jazz Day
May 1 Wednesday Yom HaShoah
May 1 Wednesday Law Day
May 1 Wednesday Loyalty Day
May 1 Wednesday Lei Day
May 2 Thursday World Tuna Day
May 2 Thursday National Day of Prayer
May 3 Friday World Press Freedom Day
May 3 Friday Kentucky Oaks
May 4 Saturday Kent State Shootings Remembrance
May 4 Saturday Kentucky Derby
May 4 Saturday Rhode Island Independence Day
May 4 Saturday National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
May 5 Sunday Cinco de Mayo
May 6 Monday Ramadan Starts
May 6 Monday National Nurses Day
May 8 Wednesday Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
May 8 Wednesday World Ovarian Cancer Day
May 8 Wednesday Truman Day
May 9 Thursday Yom Ha'atzmaut
May 10 Friday Confederate Memorial Day
May 10 Friday Confederate Memorial Day
May 10 Friday Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 11 Saturday World Migratory Bird Day
May 12 Sunday International Nurses Day
May 12 Sunday Mother's Day
May 15 Wednesday International Day of Families
May 15 Wednesday Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 17 Friday World Information Society Day
May 17 Friday National Defense Transportation Day
May 18 Saturday Armed Forces Day
May 18 Saturday Preakness Stakes
May 19 Sunday Day of Vesak
May 20 Monday World Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
May 21 Tuesday World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22 Wednesday Harvey Milk Day
May 22 Wednesday International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22 Wednesday Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
May 22 Wednesday National Maritime Day
May 23 Thursday Lag BaOmer
May 23 Thursday International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 25 Saturday African Liberation Day
May 25 Saturday National Missing Children's Day
May 27 Monday Memorial Day
May 27 Monday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
May 29 Wednesday International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 30 Thursday Ascension Day
May 31 Friday World No Tobacco Day
Jun 1 Saturday Lailat al-Qadr
Jun 1 Saturday Global Day of Parents
Jun 1 Saturday Statehood Day
Jun 3 Monday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Jun 3 Monday Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Jun 4 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr
Jun 4 Tuesday International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Jun 5 Wednesday World Environment Day
Jun 6 Thursday D-Day
Jun 8 Saturday World Oceans Day
Jun 8 Saturday Belmont Stakes
Jun 9 Sunday Pentecost
Jun 9 Sunday Shavuot
Jun 10 Monday Whit Monday
Jun 11 Tuesday Kamehameha Day
Jun 12 Wednesday World Day Against Child Labour
Jun 13 Thursday International Albinism Awareness Day
Jun 14 Friday World Blood Donor Day
Jun 14 Friday Army Birthday
Jun 14 Friday Flag Day
Jun 15 Saturday World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 16 Sunday Trinity Sunday
Jun 16 Sunday International Day of Family Remittances
Jun 16 Sunday Father's Day
Jun 16 Sunday Bunker Hill Day
Jun 17 Monday World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Jun 19 Wednesday International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Jun 19 Wednesday Juneteenth
Jun 19 Wednesday Emancipation Day
Jun 20 Thursday World Refugee Day
Jun 20 Thursday West Virginia Day
Jun 20 Thursday American Eagle Day
Jun 21 Friday International Day of Yoga
Jun 21 Friday June Solstice
Jun 23 Sunday Corpus Christi
Jun 23 Sunday Public Service Day
Jun 23 Sunday International Widows' Day
Jun 25 Tuesday Day of the Seafarer
Jun 26 Wednesday International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26 Wednesday International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Jun 30 Sunday International Asteroid Day
Jul 4 Thursday Independence Day
Jul 6 Saturday International Day of Cooperatives
Jul 11 Thursday World Population Day
Jul 14 Sunday Bastille Day
Jul 15 Monday World Youth Skills Day
Jul 18 Thursday Nelson Mandela Day
Jul 24 Wednesday Pioneer Day
Jul 27 Saturday National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Jul 28 Sunday World Hepatitis Day
Jul 28 Sunday Parents' Day
Jul 30 Tuesday International Day of Friendship
Jul 30 Tuesday World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Aug 1 Thursday Colorado Day
Aug 4 Sunday Coast Guard Birthday
Aug 7 Wednesday Purple Heart Day
Aug 9 Friday International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Aug 11 Sunday Tisha B'Av
Aug 11 Sunday Eid al-Adha
Aug 12 Monday International Youth Day
Aug 12 Monday Victory Day
Aug 14 Wednesday Raksha Bandhan
Aug 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary
Aug 16 Friday Statehood Day in Hawaii
Aug 16 Friday Bennington Battle Day
Aug 19 Monday World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19 Monday National Aviation Day
Aug 21 Wednesday Senior Citizens Day
Aug 23 Friday Janmashtami
Aug 23 Friday International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Aug 26 Monday Women's Equality Day
Aug 27 Tuesday Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Aug 29 Thursday International Day against Nuclear Tests
Aug 30 Friday International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Aug 31 Saturday Muharram
Aug 31 Saturday International Overdose Awareness Day
Sep 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 2 Monday Labor Day
Sep 4 Wednesday World Sexual Health Day
Sep 5 Thursday International Day of Charity
Sep 7 Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sep 8 Sunday International Literacy Day
Sep 8 Sunday National Grandparents Day
Sep 9 Monday California Admission Day
Sep 10 Tuesday World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 11 Wednesday Patriot Day
Sep 12 Thursday International Day for South-South Cooperation
Sep 13 Friday International Programmers' Day
Sep 13 Friday Friday the 13th
Sep 15 Sunday International Day of Democracy
Sep 16 Monday International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Sep 17 Tuesday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Sep 18 Wednesday Air Force Birthday
Sep 20 Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 21 Saturday International Day of Peace
Sep 21 Saturday National CleanUp Day
Sep 22 Sunday Emancipation Day
Sep 23 Monday International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Sep 23 Monday September Equinox
Sep 26 Thursday World Maritime Day
Sep 26 Thursday International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sep 27 Friday World Tourism Day
Sep 27 Friday Native American Day
Sep 28 Saturday World Rabies Day
Sep 29 Sunday Navratri
Sep 29 Sunday World Heart Day
Sep 29 Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day
Sep 30 Monday Rosh Hashana
Sep 30 Monday Rosh Hashana
Oct 1 Tuesday International Day of Older Persons
Oct 1 Tuesday World Vegetarian Day
Oct 2 Wednesday International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 2 Wednesday World Cerebral Palsy Day
Oct 4 Friday Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Oct 5 Saturday World Teachers' Day
Oct 7 Monday Dussehra
Oct 7 Monday World Habitat Day
Oct 7 Monday Child Health Day
Oct 9 Wednesday World Post Day
Oct 9 Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
Oct 9 Wednesday Leif Erikson Day
Oct 9 Wednesday Yom Kippur
Oct 9 Wednesday Yom Kippur
Oct 10 Thursday World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 Thursday World Sight Day
Oct 11 Friday International Day of the Girl Child
Oct 13 Sunday Navy Birthday
Oct 13 Sunday Chicago Marathon
Oct 14 Monday Columbus Day
Oct 14 Monday Columbus Day
Oct 14 Monday Native Americans' Day
Oct 14 Monday Indigenous People's Day
Oct 14 Monday First Day of Sukkot
Oct 15 Tuesday International Day of Rural Women
Oct 15 Tuesday White Cane Safety Day
Oct 16 Wednesday World Food Day
Oct 16 Wednesday Boss's Day
Oct 17 Thursday International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 18 Friday Alaska Day
Oct 19 Saturday Sweetest Day
Oct 20 Sunday Last Day of Sukkot
Oct 21 Monday Shmini Atzeret
Oct 22 Tuesday Simchat Torah
Oct 24 Thursday United Nations Day
Oct 24 Thursday World Development Information Day
Oct 25 Friday Nevada Day
Oct 27 Sunday World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 27 Sunday Diwali/Deepavali
Oct 29 Tuesday World Stroke Day
Oct 31 Thursday World Cities Day
Oct 31 Thursday Halloween
Nov 1 Friday All Saints' Day
Nov 1 Friday World Vegan Day
Nov 2 Saturday All Souls' Day
Nov 2 Saturday International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Nov 3 Sunday New York City Marathon
Nov 3 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 6 Wednesday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Nov 9 Saturday The Prophet's Birthday
Nov 10 Sunday World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 10 Sunday Marine Corps Birthday
Nov 11 Monday Veterans Day
Nov 12 Tuesday World Pneumonia Day
Nov 14 Thursday World Diabetes Day
Nov 16 Saturday International Day for Tolerance
Nov 17 Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Nov 17 Sunday World Prematurity Day
Nov 19 Tuesday World Toilet Day
Nov 19 Tuesday International Men's Day
Nov 20 Wednesday Universal Children's Day
Nov 20 Wednesday Africa Industrialization Day
Nov 21 Thursday World Television Day
Nov 21 Thursday World Philosophy Day
Nov 25 Monday International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 29 Friday International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Nov 29 Friday State Holiday
Nov 29 Friday Presidents' Day
Nov 29 Friday Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day
Nov 29 Friday Day After Thanksgiving
Nov 29 Friday Day After Thanksgiving
Nov 29 Friday Family Day
Nov 29 Friday Acadian Day
Nov 29 Friday Black Friday
Nov 29 Friday American Indian Heritage Day
Dec 1 Sunday First Sunday of Advent
Dec 1 Sunday World AIDS Day
Dec 1 Sunday Rosa Parks Day
Dec 1 Sunday Rosa Parks Day
Dec 2 Monday International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 2 Monday Cyber Monday
Dec 3 Tuesday International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 5 Thursday International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec 5 Thursday World Soil Day
Dec 6 Friday St Nicholas Day
Dec 7 Saturday International Civil Aviation Day
Dec 7 Saturday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 9 Monday International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec 9 Monday World Genocide Commemoration Day
Dec 10 Tuesday Human Rights Day
Dec 11 Wednesday International Mountain Day
Dec 12 Thursday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 13 Friday Friday the 13th
Dec 13 Friday National Guard Birthday
Dec 15 Sunday Bill of Rights Day
Dec 17 Tuesday Pan American Aviation Day
Dec 17 Tuesday Wright Brothers Day
Dec 18 Wednesday International Migrants Day
Dec 18 Wednesday Arabic Language Day
Dec 20 Friday International Human Solidarity Day
Dec 22 Sunday December Solstice
Dec 23 Monday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
Dec 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve
Dec 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve
Dec 24 Tuesday Washington's Birthday
Dec 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
Dec 26 Thursday Day After Christmas Day
Dec 26 Thursday Day After Christmas Day
Dec 26 Thursday Kwanzaa (first day)
Dec 30 Monday Last Day of Chanukah
Dec 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve
Dec 31 Tuesday 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.