National Stamp Collecting Month: Writing Letters

October is a more stamp-oriented month than most. Not only is it marked as National Stamp Collecting Month in the United States and the Philippines but October 9 is the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, established in Bern, Switzerland, in 1874.. That date is celebrated as World Post Day and the week during which it occurs is International Letter Writing Week. A Stamp A Day covered … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Writing Letters

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World Post Day & International Letter Writing Week

World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo to bring awareness to postal services’ roles in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as contributions to global social and economic development. As a result, the … Continue reading World Post Day & International Letter Writing Week