Canada Post celebrates the Islamic festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha with a new stamp that was issued on 24th April. This is the second Eid stamp of Canada.
Canada’s first Eid stamp was issued 24th May 2017 (to mark Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are celebrated by Muslims around the world, including more than one million Muslims in Canada.
Eid al-Fitr, which translates to “the festival of breaking the fast,” marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. This year Eid al-Fitr is scheduled to begin on the evening of May 23 and end on the evening of May 24.
The new non-denominated permanent rate stamp (currently 92cents) features design including Arabic script that reads “Eid Mubarak,” which translates to “Have blessed Eid.” in Arabic calligraphy. The greeting is surrounded by Islamic geometric art in gold and turquoise with another pattern in turquoise in the background. Stars are predominant in the pattern.
The stamp also has the following inscriptions in gold: “Eid” in English in the upper left and Arabic in the upper right, “Canada” in the lower left, and the “P” and maple leaf emblem (to designate a permanent-rate stamp) in the lower right.
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