Do FedEx, USPS and UPS deliver on Good Friday?

Do FedEx, USPS and UPS deliver on Good Friday?

March 30, 2021

GOOD Friday lands on April 2, 2021, and recalls the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

The religious holiday always is observed two days before Easter Sunday.

Do FedEx, USPS and UPS deliver on Good Friday?

FedEx

FedEx will have modified service for FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, but otherwise will have full service on Good Friday.

However, FedEx will have limited service on Easter Sunday.

The complete FedEx holiday schedule is available online.

USPS

The United States Postal Service will be fully open on Good Friday.

There are no postal holidays in March or April.

UPS

UPS pickup and delivery services are available on Good Friday.

According to the UPS website, "delivery times for UPS Next Day Air Early and UPS Worldwide Express Plus into the US will be extended by 90 minutes."

Additionally, "delivery times for UPS Next Day Air and UPS Worldwide Express into the US will be extended to end of day (11:59 p.m. on the guaranteed day of delivery)."

UPS Store locations will be open, and UPS freight will have modified service.

UPS Freight shipments picked up on Good Friday will need one additional day in transit.

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday is "a joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection," according to Parade.

It is part of the Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday and concludes on Easter Sunday.

“Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified, let yourself be saved over and over again,” Pope Francis said in his message for Lent in 2020.

“And when you go to confess your sins, believe firmly in his mercy which frees you of your guilt.

"Contemplate his blood poured out with such great love, and let yourself be cleansed by it. In this way, you can be reborn ever anew.” 

Good Friday has been observed as a day of "sorrow, penance, and fasting" since the early days of Christianity, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Good Friday is not a federal holiday in the US, and banks will be open for business.

However, the New York Stock Exchange and other stock markets in the US will be closed on Good Friday.

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