Canada Post Issues Eid Stamps
Toronto: The decision to mark Eid on their stamps by the Canada Post has been appreciated among the Muslim circles. The Canadian Islamic Congress is praising Canada Post Corporation for issuing new Special Edition Picture Postage stamps in two designs marking the major Muslim festivals of Eid.
‘Eid-ul-Adha,– named to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God – will be marked during the month October this year.
“This is a major national recognition by Canada Post of the rich diversity in Canadian culture,” said CIC national president Amin Elshorbagy. “There are few more positive symbols of unity than a postage stamp – this tiny, but powerful statement that can travel everywhere throughout Canada and the world!”
Sold in sheets of 21, the self-adhesive stamp sets also include a larger memento print of the artwork.
“Calligraphy” is a tri-lingual design in which the featured motif of traditional Arabic script is accompanied by English and French greetings.
“The Feast” includes a bilingual (English-French) greeting and is taken from a 19th century Persian painting called Still Life in a Palace. The original will be part of a touring exhibit coming to Toronto in 2013.
In addition to the two pre-printed designs, personalized stamps and even postcards can be created using one’s own photography or artwork. More information about the new stamps and customized postal products at http://www.canadapost.ca/
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