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A new GoPro Karma foldable drone is seen flying during a press event in Olympic Valley, California on September 19, 2016. / AFP / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone deliveries are shaping up to be the future of shipping, so naturally the race is on to see which service can most quickly utilize this relatively new technology to create more seamless and efficient delivery experiences.

It looks like we might have a winner.

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Close-up of the logo for United Parcel Service (UPS) on a package drop box in an office park in Concord, California, September 8, 2017. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Does UPS deliver packages on President's Day 2018? Monday, February 19 is a federal holiday, which has people wondering if UPS delivers. President's Day is an annual, federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.

Depending upon the state, the date may also celebrate Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12, 1809, and Thomas Jefferson, who was born on April 13, 1743. Some states also use the federal holiday to celebrate later, non-presidential political figures, like Daisy Gatson Bates Day in Arkansas, which honors the civil rights activist who was front and center in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.

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Parcels are processed and prepared for dispatch at the Amazon.com fulfillment centre in Amazon.com MPX5 fulfillment center on November 17, 2017 in Castel San Giovanni, Italy. (Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images)

Will Amazon deliver packages on Christmas Eve 2017 since it's Sunday? UPS, the main courier of Amazon, is off that day. However, according to Amazon, there are still ways to make sure you have a "Merry Christmas" presents-wise. For Amazon Prime members, Friday, December 22 is the last day to order for free two-day shipping that will be delivered on Sunday by other Amazon courier affiliates other than UPS. After that, things get a little more difficult: if a gift is ordered on Saturday, December 23, free one-day shipping is available—but only in select areas. There is also same-day delivery on Christmas Eve, but again, only in select areas.

Both gifts ordered on 12/23 and 12/23 have to have a $35 minimum order value.

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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) truck makes deliveries July 23, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

UPS observes some government holidays. Do they deliver on Thanksgiving Day? What about the day after, November 24? According to the official UPS calendar, the answer is yes and no. UPS does not deliver on Thanksgiving, but they do deliver November 24. After that, it's business as usual until Christmas Day, on Monday, December 25. They will again be closed on Monday, January 2 to observe New Year's Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.

UPS gets extremely busy around the holiday season. And while they are not closed much leading up to Christmas, they do have a different year-end schedule. View it here.

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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow places letters in a mailbox as he walks his delivery route July 30, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Veterans Day is on November 11, which is a Saturday. Because of this, Federal Government offices are closed on the 10th. Does that mean no mail on Friday?

Fortunately, it does not. Mail will still be delivered on Friday, despite other Federal Government offices being closed. However, there will be no mail on Saturday, November 11 for the actual date of Veterans Day. The next postal holiday after November 11 will be Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day, according to the official Post Office website.

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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) truck makes deliveries July 23, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

UPS observes some government holidays, and this year Veteran's Day falls on Saturday, November 11. This means it is observed the 10th. Will UPS deliver?

According to the official UPS calendar, the answer is yes. UPS won't have a holiday schedule next until Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23. After that, it's business as usual until Christmas Day, on Monday, December 25. They will again be closed on Monday, January 2 to observe New Year's Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.

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If you’ve ever spent time in the car waiting to turn left against a steady flow of traffic, thinking there has to be a better way, you’re not alone.

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