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The busiest day of the Postal year

By Ed O'Keefe


Video by The Post's Anna Uhls

Monday marks the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, when it anticipates processing 839 million pieces of mail for the holiday season.

That figure is much higher than the 583 million pieces of mail moved through the system on an average day, according to the Postal Service.

Roughly 97 million customers are expected to visit post offices across the country during the holiday season and USPS.com anticipates roughly 41 million visits.

Watch in the video above as Postal employees handle holiday customers (including yours truly) and sort the mail before heading out to deliver cards and packages.

Though Monday is the busiest retail day of the year for the Postal Service, Wednesday is the busiest delivery day.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | December 14, 2009; 11:29 AM ET
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