Does Amazon deliver in Memorial Day?

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 25 this year. In observance of the holiday, many businesses and federal institutions are closed. If you’re anticipating a package delivery or have something to ship, you may be wondering how Memorial Day impacts FedEx and Amazon delivery services.

According to FedEx’s 2020 Holiday Schedule, FedEx delivery is NOT running on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

The only delivery service through FedEx that is listed as open for May 25 is Custom Critical; Office is running with modified hours.

Do not anticipate your Amazon packages to be delivered on May 25, either. Since USPS, FedEx, and UPS are all closed in observance of Memorial Day (and many Amazon packages are delivered through those carriers), Amazon considers Memorial Day a shipping holiday.

The delivery schedules resume to normal after Memorial Day weekend, beginning on Tuesday, May 26.

Memorial Day Is Considered a Federal Holiday

In the United States, Memorial Day is one of 10 federal holidays. The other federal holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

According to, Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971, though it was observed in the United States as early as 1865, following the Civil War. The holiday was and continues to be observed as a day to remember and honor the fallen soldiers who lost their lives defending their country.

FedEx & Amazon Workers Went on Strike Earlier This Month in Response to Their COVID-19 Working Conditions

Earlier this month, on May 1, workers from major companies including Amazon, FedEx, and Walmart organized a strike in opposition of their working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to The Intercept, the demonstration was against the fact that those major corporations were heavily profiting during the pandemic at the expense of their workers’ health and safety.

Whole Foods employee Daniel Steinbrook said “We are acting in conjunction with workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart and other companies for International Worker’s Day to show solidarity with other essential workers in our struggle for better protections and benefits in the pandemic.”

In response to the strike, a representative for Amazon said “While we respect people’s right to express themselves, we object to the irresponsible actions of labor groups in spreading misinformation and making false claims about Amazon … The statements made are not supported by facts or representative of the majority of the 500,000 Amazon operations employees in the U.S. who are showing up to work.”

Many stores and restaurants are open on Memorial Day. However, it’s is a federal holiday, and the hardworking men and women of the United States Postal Service deserve a rest. They deliver your mail in all kinds of weather and on all but ten holidays a year.

Memorial Day is one of the few days where USPS staff take a break. Post offices will be closed, and you won’t receive any mail deliveries.

There’s a chance Amazon may carry on delivering some packages, but they also utilize USPS and other couriers services that recognize the holiday. If you want something delivered in time for any holiday, is always best to plan accordingly and order well in advance.

Does mail get delivered on Memorial Day?

USPS is one of the most affordable, convenient and reliable delivery services available. There are just ten public holidays each year – including Memorial Day – when they do not deliver:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

USPS post offices will not be open on Memorial Day, but the good news is they resume full services the next day. That means you only have to wait until Tuesday, June 1st to send or receive mail again.

Should you have an urgent need to send any packages on Memorial Day 2021, FanSided recommends contacting your local FedEx Office for their modified hours, or utilizing FedEx Custom Critical.

Memorial Day weekend is here. And with the unofficial start of summer comes family BBQs, tons of deals at retailers across the country and of course a day of remembrance to the brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms.

If during the weekend you find yourself needing to make a stop at the post office to mail a letter to a veteran, among other Memorial Day activities you could participate in, or needing to send a care package to an active duty serviceman, it will be important for you to know whether or not the post office or other stores will be open on the holiday. We have all of the details on the post office's operating schedule for Memorial Day.

Are post offices open on Memorial Day 2022?

For those of us who need to mail a last-minute package, our best bet is to do it well ahead of May 30. Memorial Day is a federally acknowledged holiday, meaning that all government run businesses, including the post offices, will be closed in observance of it. Because of this, mail will not be delivered this upcoming Monday. Other delivery services including FedEx, Amazon and DHL will also be closed on Memorial Day.

What other holidays is the post office closed this year?

  • Juneteenth (will be observed on June 20)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

What days is mail not delivered?

Mail is typically not delivered on Sundays across the country. The United States Postal Service operates Monday through Saturday in most states, but it is always a good idea to confirm the operating hours with your local location before you make plans.

Does Amazon ship on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is considered a shipping holiday in which Amazon will not deliver parcels. The same applies to most online stores since they use logistics companies such as FedEx, USPS or UPS to deliver their parcels, so they have to comply with the courier's schedule.

Does Amazon deliver on holidays?

Amazon does not deliver on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. Is Amazon Prime open on Christmas?

Will I get my package on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, which falls on the final Monday in May every year, is a federal holiday, and most nonessential government services are closed and federal workers are granted a paid day of leave. Mail delivery services are either not open on Memorial Day or operate according to holiday hours.