June 1st is National Postal Workers Day every year. This holiday celebrates the postal workers and their hard work, thanks to which the mail is delivered safe and sound to your home on time. In the US, postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles a day, delivering parcels and letters to American doorsteps.
The first post office in the United States was opened in 1639 in a Boston tavern. The delivery of parcels and letters entered the state level in 1775, when the Department of Posts was created. Now in the United States, about 490,000 postal employees work daily to deliver various packages. The Post Office Department later became a Cabinet-level Department, and the Postal Service (USPS) became an independent agent.
Despite advances in technology, postal services continue to be of great importance for communication, especially in smaller towns and villages. National Postal Workers Day celebrates not only mail carriers, but mail sorters, stamp sellers, mail truck drivers, and more.
In honor of National Postal Workers Day, we can recall these interesting facts:
- the first stamps appeared in circulation in 1847, depicting George Washington;
- in 1971, postal services began painting letter boxes blue;
- annually, postal workers deliver over 212,000,000,000 items.
How to take part
To celebrate National Postal Workers Day, you can thank postal workers with an email that can be sent to your local service office. Most people immediately write complaints or express dissatisfaction if something is wrong with their package or letter, but few thank the USPS staff for their hard work.
When is National Postal Workers Day Celebrated in 2024?
National Postal Workers Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 1st each year.