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USPS issues new Eid Greetings stamp

The Eid Greetings stamp.
The Eid Greetings stamp

The Postal Service dedicated the Eid Greetings stamp June 10 to recognize the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

“As one of the nation’s oldest public service institutions, the Postal Service considers it a tremendous honor to celebrate the diversity of this great nation through our commemorative stamps,” said Detroit Postmaster Derron Bray, who dedicated the stamp at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI.

“Ours is truly a world culture and our stamps allow us to weave together the unique threads of our national tapestry,” Bray said.

A special Eid Greetings stamp ceremony will be held June 13 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated July 6 in North America and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated Sept. 12.

The Postal Service has issued stamps to commemorate these two Islamic holidays since 2001.

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