The U.S. Postal Service Works on Good Friday Essay
Post Office Open for Good Friday
The United States Postal Services recognizes Good Friday, but they still operate on that day. Easter which is the Sunday after Good Friday is a nonissue since it always falls on a Sunday when the Postal Service doesn’t operate.
It’s true that not rain, nor hail, nor snow, nor the death and ascension of Jesus Christ will stop those dedicated souls at the post office!
- Wikipedia Good Friday Customs
Wikipedia explains traditional Good Friday customs, including who takes the day off in the United States and around the world.
- 2008 Federal Holidays
This list is nice because it has the specific dates of the holidays for 2008. You can know way ahead of time when the post office will be shut down.
- Federal Holidays 1997-2010
This is an archive of all US Federal holidays so you can know which day the government took a break ten years ago or a couple years from now. Plan even FARTHER in advance!
US Post Office Holidays
There are some Federal holidays that the post office shuts down for.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK’s Birthday)
- President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Rest of the US
Good Friday is not a Federal Holiday although many individual states recognize it (especially in the Bible Belt). Most schools still give Good Friday off creating a three day weekend around Easter. A lot of schools have taken to calling this holiday “Spring Holiday” so they don’t have to directly link it to a religious holiday.