Does UPS Deliver on MLK Day?

Does UPS Deliver on MLK Day
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Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January. Since January 16, 2017 is a federal holiday, certain services and businesses are closed. Does UPS deliver on MLK Day? Find out here.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, and to honor his life and work, we celebrate him on the third Monday in January each year. This year, Martin Luther King Day is on January 16. Being a federal holiday, many businesses, post offices, and delivery services will be closed. When it comes to your parcels and packages, being delayed because of a holiday can cause stress. So will UPS deliver packages on MLK day? Here are the working hours for UPS on January 16.

UPS Working Hours on MLK Day

UPS Ground packages are generally delivered Monday through Friday between the 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., or on weekends for an extra charge.

UPS will be up and running on certain holidays this year, including Martin Luther King Day. You can send packages through UPS on MLK Day and even expect deliveries on this day. For the full list of UPS’ observed holidays, click here.

The exact time of delivery can never be specified. To know when your package will be delivered at its destination, track the delivery status on the UPS web site. UPS’ opening and closing hours, as well as drop-off times, vary according to location. UPS offices can open as early as 8:00 a.m. and close anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. UPS stores generally close early on weekends.


Deliveries through UPS subsidiaries and specific UPS services like UPS Worldwide Express, UPSE Next Day Air, and UPS 2nd Day Air may have varying hours for holidays.

It as best to verify the hours of a UPS location near you for drop-off and pick-up times. Click here to go to the UPS web site’s store locator and find the UPS store near you, as well as its contact details, drop-off time, and hours.

Holiday Date Open/Closed
Martin Luther King Day January 16, 2017 Open



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