Festival of Diwali Forever 2016 Stamp

By on 10-19-2017 in Blog Post, Postage Stamps

Festival of Diwali Forever 2016 Stamp
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The Diwali Forever 2016 Stamp is our blog topic today.  Over at USA Today – “It lasts five days, with the major celebrations occurring on the third day, which this year falls on Oct. 19.”

We will circle back to the USA Today article later in this post.

From the USPS Postal News article last year –

“U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp – Hindu Holiday Celebrated in Late October”.

The Postal Museum was sharing a tweet on the Diwali Forever stamp today.

And finally, back to USA Today. Their article on “What is Diwali, the festival of lights, and how is it celebrated?”  includes 16 photos on “Diwali: India’s festival of lights”.

“Diwali, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora. During the five-day celebration — also known as the “festival of lights” — clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the victory of good over evil, …”

These stamps are beautiful. If you are not finding them at your local Post Office you can order online at the USPS Store,

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen


Festival of Diwali Forever 2016 Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today for my daily blog post encouraging letter writing –

USPS Store, Diwali 2016 US Forever Stamp, Image

USPS Postal News – August 23, 2016. “U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp – Hindu Holiday Celebrated in Late October”, by Mark Saunders.

USA TODAY Published 11:15 a.m. ET Oct. 19, 2017 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2017, excerpt.

You may also enjoy reading this from AnchoredScraps: USPS National Museum of African American History and Culture Forever Stamp, 9-29-2017, by Helen Rittersporn

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