Canada issues Eid postage stamps to mark 150th anniversary celebrations
In a heartwarming gesture, Canada has issued a special posting stamp celebrating Eid on the country’s 150th anniversary, media reports said.
It has been 50 years since Canada issued a stamp marking a Muslim festival. Previously, stamps only celebrated Christian and secular holidays.
“As Canada reaches its 150th birthday, our stamp committee reflected on some themes that need to reflect the Canada of today,” Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra was quoted as saying.
The inscription on the stamp reads ‘Eid Mubarak’ in Arabic on the top of which is a minaret, signifying beauty, unity, and light.
The blue and orange stamp features a yellow geometric pattern is inspired by Islamic architecture.
The news stamps will be issued for the next three years and will become a permanent feature of the post if they manage to do well, reports said.