National Postal Worker Day
About National Postal Worker Day
When is National Postal Worker Day? United States - This holiday is always observed on July 1. United Kingdom - always celebrated on December 14
Today is National Postal Worker Day, A July 1 holiday. Show your appreciation and thanks to all the postal workers you meet today. They certainly work hard to assure you receive your mail six days a week all year long.
When we think about postal workers, postal carriers usually come to mind. These are the men and women who deliver the mail to you by vehicle or walking, six days a week, under all kinds of weather. Carriers certainly should get recognition today. In fact, there is a separate holiday called Thank Your Mailman Day just for the carriers. Today’s holiday is all about recognizing the hard work of all the other workers. Show appreciation for all postal workers behind the scenes. It includes the clerks behind the counter at the post office as well as all those hard workers behind the scenes. There are about 490,000 workers in the United States and over 120,000 in the U.K. They include the clerks behind the counter, mail sorters, truck drivers, management, and a wide range of other jobs at the Postal Service.
Did You Know? Postal carriers who walk their routes, typically walk 4 to 8 miles per day, with a full bag of mail.
How to Participate in National Postal Worker Day
- Go to the Post office and thank the clerks and all those behind the scenes.
- Bring a box of donuts to the post office.
- Bring a tray of cookies to the post office for the workers.
- If you run into a postal worker on the street, give them a hearty thanks.
Postal workers are some of the most innovative people around. They really push the envelope.
History and Origin of National Postal Worker Day
In the United States, this special holiday was created in 1997 by Seattle, Washington postal worker Richard E. Baker. Richard simply wanted to honor his hard-working fellow employees.
Neither congress nor the President of the United States has proclaimed a national day for postal workers. Postal workers do not get this day off. Let’s change that. Write your local congressman and the President of the U.S., to voice your support for National Postal Worker Day.
Less information is available on National Postal Worker Day in the U.K. Similar to the U.S., we did not find any proclamation from the U.K. government or the queen mum.
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