National Thank A Mail Carrier Day

National Thank A Mail Carrier Day is a holiday observed on February 4th that encourages everyone in the U.S. to thank a mail carrier for all the mail they have delivered throughout the year. Every day, mail carriers bring bills, prescription drugs, and other items to the doors of millions of Americans, which is not an easy task.

Their jobs become even more difficult during the holiday season when they are responsible for delivering all our holiday cards and gifts. That’s why we feel it’s appropriate for everyone to take a few moments out of their day to thank mail carriers for a job well done.

Fun Facts About The U.S Postal Service

Since this holiday is all about thanking mail carriers, we thought we’d take a few moments of our time to list some fun facts we’ve learned about the U.S Postal Service below. And they’ve been hand-delivered just for you!

  • Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the ability to establish post roads and post offices.
  • The Havasupai Tribe at the bottom of the Grand Canyon gets their mail delivered by carriers using mules.
  • The United States Postal Service also has boats that they use to deliver mail.
  • In Sidney, Montana, the local rural delivery route is over 190 miles long.
  • In Parker, Colorado, the postal route is only 2.3 miles long.
  • In 2014, over 5,700 postal employees were attacked by dogs.

Observing National Thank A Mail Carrier Day

Taking just a few moments out of your day to thank your mail carrier can mean all the difference to them. You can also give a mass shout-out to all postal carriers around the country using the hashtag #NationalThankAMailCarrierDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
February 4 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
February 4 Saturday
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