The annual World Post Day is every year on 9th of October.
The day is held in the honor of founding of World Post Alliance, which is part of the organization of United Nations.
World Post Alliance was founded in Bern, Switzerland, in 1874 and Finland joined the union in 1918.
The founding of the alliance was the start of a world-wide revolution in communication, people could then send mail to each other all around the world.
The first time people celebrated the World Post Day was in 1969 after the World Post Alliance meeting in Japan announced it.
It is meant to celebrate and remind people of the importance of mail services.
Minor Postcards is participating in the celebration and gives every order -20% off (during 9th to 12th of October)!!!!
You can get the offer by using the coupon code wpd13 in the checkout before paying. (Offer doesn’t include special cancelled Postcrossing stamp card. Minumum 10 euros).
We wish you all a very nice and mail-filled celebration!
PS. In Finland this day is known by name “Postimerkin Päivä, the Day of a Stamp” and in honor of this day there will be released many special stamps. Each official Post Office has it’s own stamp and many has special cancellations for this day too! Here is a link to Finnish Posti (sorry only in Finnish):
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