Last Posting Dates & Public Holidays for Christmas 2015

The  last posting dates for pre-Christmas delivery are now available for all of our mail services. Whether you are mailing to the UK or internationally you will find the relevant last posting dates that we can dispatch mail for pre-Christmas delivery below. Please be aware that these are estimates only and to ensure pre-Christmas delivery, the items should be provided to us for posting at the earliest available opportunity.

You will also find a list of worldwide public holidays for the Christmas period. These you be taken into consideration when referring to the generalised last posting dates for pre-Christmas delivery.

To discuss the posting dates of your mailing in more detail please contact our team on 01444 871111.

Estimated Last Posting Dates for Pre-Christmas Delivery


All Services

Thursday 17th December                                        Royal Mail Economy (Sorted), DSA Unsorted,

Friday 18th December                                             Royal Mail 2nd Class (Sorted & Unsorted), DSA Sorted

Monday 21st December                                           Royal Mail 1st Class (Sorted & Unsorted)



Priority Service

Friday 4th December                                                Rest of World

Thursday 10th December                                         Rest of Europe, USA & Canada

Monday 14th December                                           Western Europe


Economy Service

Friday 20th November                                             Rest of World

Friday 27th November                                             Rest of Europe, USA & Canada

Tuesday 8th December                                           Western Europe


Public Holidays over the Christmas Period

December 1st – Kazakhstan, Romania
December 2nd – UAE
December 3rd – Spain (regional), UAE (public sector)

December 4th – Ghana

December 6th – Ecuador (regional), Finland, India (regional), Italy (regional), Spain

December 7th – Argentina, Italy (regional), Spain (regional), Thailand

December 8th – Macedonia, Panama, Various (Immaculate Conception Day)

December 9th – Indonesia
December 10th –
Cambodia, Thailand
December 11th – Malaysia (regional)

December 12th – Kenya, Mexico

December 13th – Malta
December 16th – Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, South africa
December 17th – Bahrain, Kazakhstan

December 18th – Qatar

December 20th – Macao
December 22nd – Macao, Zimbabwe

December 23rd – Japan, Various (Maulud Nabi)

December 24th – Denmark, Libya, Sri Lanka, Various
December 25th – Pakistan, Various (Christmas Day)

December 26th – Brunei, India (regional), Slovenia, Spain (regional), Various (Boxing Day & St. Stephens Day)
December 28th – Various (Boxing Day & St. Stephens Day)

December 30th – Philippines
December 31st – Azerbaijan, Latvia, Switzerland (regional), Thailand

January 1st – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Various (New Year’s Day)
January 2nd – Canada (regional), Philippines, Switzerland (regional)
January 4th – Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Russia, Various (New Year Holiday)
January 5th – India (regional), Russia
January 6th – Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Various (Epiphany & Orthodox Christmas Eve)
January 7th – Cambodia, Various (Orthodox Christmas Day)
January 8th – Various (Orthodox Christmas Holiday)
January 9th – Panama


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