24 April 2020
Issue Date: April 24, 2020
Stamp Designer: Lionel Gadoury, Dave Hurds, Muneeb Khatana | Context Creative
Stamp Value: PermanentTM (domestic rate)
Quantity Produced: 130,000
Dimensions: 28 mm x 35 mm
Booklets of 10 Stamps:
Send your wishes for a blessed Eid with this booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic rate stamps. Inspired by traditional Islamic geometric art, the stamp wishes you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak, “Have a blessed Eid,” in calligraphy.
Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Eid al-Adha signals the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Both celebrations can last several days and include congregational prayers, lavish meals, the gathering of family and friends, giving of gifts, and acts of charity. In 2020, they begin on May 23 and July 30, respectively.
Eid Mubarak! The traditional Arabic greeting of “have a blessed Eid” is presented in calligraphy on this stamp for the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are celebrated by Muslims around the world, including more than one million Muslims in Canada.
“These festivals are times for celebration and spiritual reflection,” says Dr. Anver M. Emon, Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, who helped ensure the accuracy of the stamp issue. “It is a pleasure to see Canada Post mark these important occasions with a stamp that wishes all Canadians a blessed Eid.”