11/22/2012 07:29 am ET

Is There Mail On Thanksgiving 2012? Friday, The Day After Thanksgiving?

As typical around major holidays, many Americans are wondering if there is mail on Thanksgiving Day or the day after Thanksgiving.

Here's what you need to know about mail service for Thanksgiving 2012 and the day after Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, is an official holiday, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS), so mail will not be delivered on that day.

Mail service from the USPS will resume on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, the day after Thanksgiving.

However, not all mail operations are back to normal on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The UPS, for instance, considers both Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving "holidays." That means there will be no UPS service on Friday, Nov. 23, except for air and international delivery/pickup. Keep that in mind if you have a package to send or you're expecting one.

FedEx has a different policy. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday and there will be no FedEx service. However, the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, FedEx will have modified hours and business for its Express service, its Ground and Home Delivery services will be up and running as normal, but its Freight service will be closed for the day.

If you're wondering about your local post office, it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you'll want to check locally in terms of possible hours for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

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