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Will federal offices and mail services be open during Fourth of July weekend?

As families across the United States get ready to fire up the grill, throw on patriotic colors and light up the night sky with fireworks on Independence Day this Sunday, some people may wonder what will be open or could be closed during the long holiday weekend.

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Much like last year’s Fourth of July, this year’s big event also falls on a weekend, meaning the holiday celebration of the Declaration of Independence may be observed on the actual day or on the following day, July 5. 

Here’s a look at which federal agencies are open and closed throughout the Independence Day weekend: 

Government offices

Since Independence Day is a federal holiday, offices are closed on Sunday. However, the holiday is observed on Monday, July 5, meaning offices will also be closed that day as well. Operations will resume on Tuesday, July 6. 

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Mail service will vary depending on the company as the United States Postal Service will not be open on July 5. 

FedEx will begin to have limited services on July 3, while FedEx Office’s modified hours will be the only service available on July 4. Certain services will reopen the following day, and all services will resume regular operations on July 6.

UPS will only have their critical express service open on July 4. Certain services like UPS stores and air and ocean travel will be available on July 5. 


Most major banks like Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America will have normal hours on Saturday and remained closed on Sunday. Some banks will reopen on Monday, so you may need to call your local bank to confirm their hours.


The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will observe the Fourth of July on July 5.

Follow Jordan Mendoza on Twitter: @jord_mendoza.

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