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National Thank A Mail Carrier Day
February 4, 2023

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It is time to thank the men and women who work diligently, even in rain and snow, to guarantee that your mail arrives on time.

Every year on February 4, National Thank A Mail Carrier Day, also known as Thank a Mailman Day, is observed. This day reminds people of the vital role that mail carriers play in their lives.

Even in today's technologically driven world, we cannot live without mail carriers who bring our letters, important mail, parcels, and packages. So, on National Thank A Mail Carrier Day, express your gratitude to mail carriers who travel long distances to safely deliver your precious mails on time. Continue reading for suggestions on how to commemorate this occasion.

Where is National Thank A Mail Carrier Day celebrated?  

 National Thank A Mail Carrier Day is celebrated in the United States.

Who is National Thank A Mail Carrier Day celebrated by?

All individuals are encouraged to celebrate this day by thanking their mail carriers.

When did National Thank A Mail Carrier Day first start?

Since postal service has existed for centuries, this day can be said to have been observed since its inception.

Who started National Thank A Mail Carrier Day?

The founder of the National Thank A Letter Carrier Day is anonymous.

Thank your mail carrier on the National Thank A Mail Carrier Day.

History And Timeline

Read about the history of the American postal service below.

1692

First Formal Postal Service

The first organized mail delivery system was established in the American colonies, with postal riders depositing mails at taverns rather than delivering them directly to individual homes.

1775

'Constitutional Post' Established

'Constitutional Post,' the first organized American mail service, was established by the Second Continental Congress.

1792

First Post Office Department

After independence, the first Post Office Department of the US was opened.

1847

American Postage Stamps

The American Post Office Department launched its first postage stamps featuring Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

1963

Introduction of Zip Codes

The five-digit zip code system was applied all over the United States.

Traditions And Customs

National Thank A Mail Carrier Day is all about honoring the job of those who bring you joy by ensuring that you receive your mail on schedule. These men and women not only diligently fulfill their duty by working six days a week but they are frequently required to work overtime during the holiday season. On this day, everyone should shower their mail carrier with appreciation.

Ways To Celebrate National Thank A Mail Carrier Day

Say 'thank you' to your mail person and show how much you appreciate their efforts. You can also leave a 'thank you' note in your mailbox.

Give a small gift or a token of appreciation to your mail carrier.

Click a picture with your mail carrier and share it on social media.

If you love history, join in and take a trip to the National Postal Museum in Washington DC or take a virtual tour.

Facts And Stats

  • National Thank A Mail Carrier Day remains incomplete without quoting the line found on James Farley Post Office, 'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'This line is a rephrasing of a quote written by the ancient historian Herodotus of Greece in the fifth century BC.
  • On National Thank A Mail Carrier Day, you will find various references to the 'Pony Express.' As opposed to popular belief, this was never officially a part of the U.S. Postal Service.
  • You can also remember President Abraham Lincoln on National Thank A Mail Carrier Day as he worked as a postmaster in New Salem, Illinois when he was 24 years old.

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When Is This Day Celebrated

DateDay

February 4, 2020

Tuesday

February 4, 2021

Thursday

February 4, 2022

Friday

February 4, 2023

Saturday

February 4, 2024

Sunday

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of great content about events happening every day around the world! If you liked our suggestions for National Thank A Mail Carrier Day then why not take a look at Child Health Day, or National Day Of Reflection.

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