Thursday, October 9, 2014

world post day.

Happy World Post Day!
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World Post Day celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.

Every year, more than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day!

Thanks to Postcrossing, here are some of the various events going on around the world to celebrate World Post Day! For a complete listing of countries participating in this special day by visiting Postcrossing!

An Post is producing free international, postage-paid postcards which will be available to customers at the GPO, Dublin and in the Main Post Offices in Cork, Galway, Athlone and Letterkenney.

Four new stamps celebrating "International Letter Writing Week" will be issued by Japan Post. A special cancellation stamp will be available from October 9th-15th, on the mail post offices send throughout the country.

United States of America
The Smithsonian National Post Museum will host a meeting of the Mail Social Club, with mail workshops and passionate experts to share their skills & love of the post.

Are any of your local post offices or museums celebrating this special day? If so, I would love to hear all about it!

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