New Diwali stamp highlights traditions of annual festival

Canada Post today issued a new commemorative stamp in honour of Diwali highlighting two traditions of the annual festival, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other communities..

This is Canada Post’s fourth stamp issued to celebrate Diwali.

It is the fourth stamp by Canada Post – the first three were released in 2017, 2020 and 2021. The latest stamp was cancelled in Calgary, which is home to a large population of Indo-Canadians

Canada Post said the new stamp features an illustration by Arthur Grivel, of Montréal design firm Paprika. The stamp design highlights two traditions that are central to the celebration of Diwali: fireworks displays and the lighting of diyas. Fluorescent ink applied to parts of the sta

This is the cover of a booklet of six Permanent™ domestic rate stamps.

mp intensifies its colour and gives it a glowing appearance when exposed to black light.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil. Diwali, which falls on October 24 this year, is celebrated over afive days. During the festivities, small clay oil lamps called diyas are often lit in rows in homes and temples.

Fireworks are also set off, signifying the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, a

The first-day cover features a cancellation from Calgary.

nd knowledge over ignorance. Colourful geometric Rangoli patterns are created in entrance ways, living rooms and courtyards using rice, paint, coloured sand or powder, or flower petals. Families and friends also gather to exchange gifts and give food and goods to those in need.

Printed by Colour Innovations, the stamp issue includes a booklet of 6 Permanent™ domestic rate stamps and an official first day dover. Stamps and collectibles are available at and at postal outlets across Canada.

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