UN postal agency issues special Diwali stamp

India thanked the UN Postal Administration for issuing special postal stamps to commemorate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued a special event sheet on October 19 to commemorate the festival of Diwali.

The sheet in the denomination of USD 1.15 contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and the symbolic lamps known as diyas.

Key Facts:

The special event sheet (stamps) issued by UNPA are in denomination of US $1.15.

It contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and symbolic lamps known as diyas.

The background of sheet features United Nations Headquarters building illuminated with a message of “Happy Diwali” to celebrate the spirit of the festival.

The description accompanying information about stamps mentioned that Diwali, also known as Deepawali is a joyous and popular festival of lights, which is celebrated in India and by followers of many faiths across the world.

It also said that during celebration clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the victory of good over evil. The festival also symbolizes the start of new year for many communities.

About the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA):

It is the postal agency of the United Nations. It issues postage stamps and postal stationery, denominated in United States dollars for United Nations offices in New York, in Swiss francs for offices in Geneva and in euros for the offices in Vienna. Postage rates charged are identical to those of the host nation.

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