Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2014.

Domestic Mail Class/Product Date
First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20
Priority Mail® Service Dec. 20
Priority Mail Express® Service1 Dec. 23
Standard Post™ Service Dec. 15
Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19
Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship Dec. 22

1 Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed
Dec. 22-25.

Holiday Dates for Imports

A guideline for foreign posts. Calculated for December 25, 2014.

Service Type Date
Standard Post™ packages via surface transportation Dec. 6
Letters, flat envelopes, and small packages via surface transportation Dec. 9
Priority Packages via air transportation Dec. 13
Letters, flat envelopes, and small packages via air transportation Dec. 15
Priority Mail Express® service items (any shape) Dec. 18

Holiday Dates for International Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2014.

Destination Global Express Guaranteed® Service 2 Priority Mail Express
International® Service
Priority Mail
International® Service
First-Class
International® Service
Africa Dec. 18 Dec. 10 Dec. 2 Dec. 2
Asia / Pacific Rim Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 9 Dec. 9
Australia / New Zealand Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 9 Dec. 9
Canada Dec. 19 Dec. 16 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Caribbean Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Central & South America Dec. 18 Dec. 12 Dec. 2 Dec. 2
Mexico Dec. 19 Dec. 14 Dec. 9 Dec. 9
Europe Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Middle East Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9

2 GXG® Notes:

  1. Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance.
  2. Should allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.

Holiday Dates for Military Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2014.

Addressed to Priority Mail Express® Military Service (PMEMS)3 First-Class Mail® Service Priority Mail® Service Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)4 Space Available Mail (SAM)5 Standard Post™ Service
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs™ 090-092
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 8
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 093
N/A Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 8
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 094-098
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 8
APO/FPO/DPO AA
ZIP 340
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 8
APO/FPO/DPO AP
ZIPs 962-966
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 8

3 PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices™. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available
to an APO/FPO/DPO address.
4 PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 lbs in weight or 60" in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each
addressed piece sent by PAL service.
5 SAM parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 lbs and 60" in length and girth combined. SAM
parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.