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National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

Rain, snow, or shine - don't let anything stop you from celebrating National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day! Appreciate the hard work and dedication of postal workers.
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September 7
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate the unsung heroes of mail delivery on National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day on September 7! This day commemorates the motto of the United States Postal Service, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." While this quote is often attributed to the USPS, it actually comes from an ancient Greek historian and highlights the dedication and hard work of postal workers. So let's take a moment to appreciate and thank those who ensure our letters and packages are delivered no matter what obstacles they may face.

History of National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day Dates

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1775</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of USPS</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States Postal Service (USPS) was established by the Second Continental Congress with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1896</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Unofficial USPS Motto</div><div class='timeline-text'>The unofficial motto "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" is inscribed on the James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Parcel Post</div><div class='timeline-text'>USPS introduces parcel post service, significantly expanding the items that could be sent through mail.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Automated Postal Zone System</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ZIP code system is introduced to streamline and automate postal delivery.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Post 9/11 Postal Crisis</div><div class='timeline-text'>Following the anthrax attacks, USPS implements stringent measures to ensure safety and maintain service.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansion of Sunday Delivery</div><div class='timeline-text'>USPS expands Sunday delivery with the increasing demand of e-commerce packages, reaffirming its commitment to delivery in all conditions.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a Postcard or Letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>In honor of the postal workers who brave all types of weather to deliver our mail, take the time to send a postcard or letter to a friend or family member. It's a perfect way to celebrate Neither Snow Nor Rain Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a Walk in the Rain or Snow</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Embrace the theme of the day and take a walk in the rain or snow. Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature, no matter what the weather may be.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Weather-Related Crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make some weather-related crafts to celebrate Neither Snow Nor Rain Day. You could make paper snowflakes, rain sticks, or even decorate your own mailbox.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake Weather-Themed Treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whip up some hot chocolate for a snowy day or make some rainy day cookies to celebrate Neither Snow Nor Rain Day. Get creative with your treats and have fun with the theme.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Thank Your Postal Worker</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a moment to thank your postal worker for their hard work and dedication, no matter the weather. A small gesture of appreciation can go a long way.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of the hard work of postal workers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Neither Snow Nor Rain Day is a day to recognize and appreciate the dedication and hard work of postal workers who brave all types of weather to ensure our mail gets delivered on time. It's a day to show our gratitude for their service and commitment to their job.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It reminds us of the importance of communication</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day also serves as a reminder of the importance of communication in our lives. It's thanks to postal workers that we are able to receive letters, packages, and even electronic communications like bills and important documents. We should use this day to think about how much easier our lives are because of these services.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a symbol of resilience and determination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Despite challenging weather conditions, postal workers continue to make sure our mail is delivered. This day is a testament to their resilience and determination, inspiring us to never give up in the face of adversity. Let's use this day to celebrate the strength and perseverance of these essential workers.</p></div></div>

5 Amazing Facts for Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The USPS is one of the largest civilian employers in the U.S.</h3><p class='facts-content'>With hundreds of thousands of employees, the United States Postal Service is one of the nation's largest employers, providing income and benefits to many families across the country.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>USPS vehicles travel enough miles to circumnavigate Earth over 100K times a year</h3><p class='facts-content'>The USPS uses a fleet of vehicles that travel a combined total of over 1.4 billion miles each year delivering mail — this is equivalent to over 100,000 trips around the Earth!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The USPS operates a postal museum</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. celebrates the long history of American postal service and showcases numerous exhibits related to philately and postal history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>USPS also serves American citizens living abroad</h3><p class='facts-content'>Not matter where you are in the world, if you are a U.S. citizen, the USPS will ensure your mail reaches you. Their dedication knows no bounds, further emphasizing the Neither Snow Nor Rain motto.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Santa's Mail is also handled by USPS</h3><p class='facts-content'>Every year, USPS undertakes the Operation Santa initiative where they take care of thousands of letters addressed to Santa. Not just that, they also facilitate a way for public to adopt these letters and fulfill the holiday wishes of individuals and families in need.</p></div></div>

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day FAQs

When is National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day?

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day is celebrated on September 7th every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Saturday.

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 7

Thursday

2024

Sep 7

Saturday

2025

Sep 7

Sunday

2026

Sep 7

Monday

2027

Sep 7

Tuesday

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