New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2024: Will Bank, Post Office, UPS, and FedEx remain open?

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2024: Will Bank, Post Office, UPS, and FedEx remain open?

As the year draws to a close, individuals planning last-minute banking, postal, or shipping tasks should be mindful of the operating hours of major institutions on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help plan your errands and deliveries as 2023 transitions into 2024.

Post Offices: Closure and Limited Mail Services

On both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, local post office locations will remain closed, with regular mail services halted, as confirmed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Blue USPS collection boxes will not accept mail during this period. Priority Mail Express will experience limited delivery services in select locations, subject to an additional fee.

Banks: Closure Across Major Institutions

Major banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Truist, and CitiBank, will observe closure on both December 31 and January 1. The occurrence of New Year’s Eve on a Sunday aligns with the standard closure day for banks, while New Year’s Day is recognized as a federal holiday.

UPS: Modified Hours and Service Interruptions

On New Year’s Eve, UPS will suspend package pickup and delivery services. Some UPS Store locations may operate with adjusted hours, necessitating a check with local stores for precise details. Similar service interruptions will extend to New Year’s Day, with UPS Store locations joining in the closure.

While the majority of FedEx delivery services will be unavailable on New Year’s Eve, FedEx Office locations will maintain operations. Local FedEx Office hours should be verified for accurate information. On New Year’s Day, both FedEx pickup and delivery services will experience a pause, and FedEx Office locations will be closed for the day.

For individuals considering shipping alternatives during this period, UPS Express Critical stands out as a viable option, ensuring year-round availability for critical deliveries.

As the transition to the new year approaches, awareness of these service limitations is crucial for efficient planning. It is advisable to contact specific locations, whether post offices, banks, UPS, or FedEx stores, to obtain accurate information regarding holiday hours and potential adjustments to services.

For those embarking on year-end tasks or eagerly anticipating the commencement of 2024, meticulous planning aligned with these institutional schedules will contribute to a smoother transition and a stress-free start to the new year.


What is New Year’s Eve celebrated for?

New Year’s Eve, a moment for individuals to unite in celebration, marks the culmination of the year and the dawn of a new one. This holiday is observed on December 31st, the final day of the year. Engaging in events, dancing, and reveling in fireworks are typical ways people celebrate New Year’s Eve

Which country will celebrate New Year last?

The final locations on Earth to usher in the New Year are the unpopulated islands of Baker Island and Howland, situated in proximity to the United States.

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