WASHINGTON D.C. (LALATE) – You would think post offices are open today July 5, 2010. Certainly July 5, 2010 is not a federal holiday, July 4th is; so why would the Post Office be closed today?
The answer may not seem obvious.
Federal holiday guidelines state that, when a federal holiday falls on a weekend day, it will be observed the next Monday, the next weekday. Since July 4th fell on Sunday this year,the holiday is observed this year on Monday. All federal offices are instructed to be closed on July 5.
As to non federal workplaces, closures may vary today.
“[W]hen a holiday falls on a nonworkday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).”“