National Neither Rain Nor Snow Day – at first glance, it may seem that the holiday is related to the weather, but in fact, it is dedicated to postal workers. In any weather, regardless of rain or snow, they deliver the mail and parcels. Probably, the name of the holiday is associated with the motto of the postal service.
Postal employees, according to statistics, are the most loyal and responsible representatives of all existing service providers. Their work requires willpower and endurance: regardless of weather conditions, correspondence must be delivered. The name of the holiday is part of the motto of the postal service. The full phrase is located on the building of the General Post Office in New York, which opened in 1914 on September 7. This is also the day chosen for this holiday.
- For the first time, the courier service is mentioned in the work History of Herodotus, which mentions couriers who worked in the Persian Empire.
- In 1966, the General Post Office was included in the list of New York attractions, and in 1973 it was included in the list of historical places.
- Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster. He took office in 1775.
- The first postage stamps were printed in 1847.
- During the Civil War, there was free mail delivery.
- One of the departments of the postal service deals with the analysis of bad handwriting.
How to take part
Thank a postal worker for their daily work. If you know this person well, give them a gift. Be sure to visit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum for a better understanding of how this service works. Spend a day watching postal worker movies. You can also visit one of the oldest post offices in Hinsdale, New Hampshire.
When is National Neither Rain Nor Snow Day in 2022?
National Neither Rain Nor Snow Day is observed on September 7 each year.