Canada issues Eid-ul-Fitr postal stamp
(Web Desk) – Canadian postal service has issued an Eid-ul-Fitr celebratory stamp on country’s 150th anniversary.
“As Canada reaches its 150th birthday, our stamp committee reflected on some themes that need to reflect the Canada of today,” Deepak Chopra, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canada Post said.
The stamp has ‘Eid Mubarak’ inscribed in Arabic on top of which is a minaret and a yellow pattern signifies architecture that is unique to Islam.
The stamp has blue and orange as its base colours.
Canada last issued a stamp pertaining to Islamic festivities some 50 years ago and until then the state only celebrated Christian and secular holidays.
According to Canada Post, the stamp has been issued for three years and would become a practice if it does well.