Thursday, October 13, 2016

Stamp Celebrates Hindu Festival

“We hope these stamps will light up millions of cards and letters as they make their journey through the mailstream,” Mail Entry and Payment Technology Vice President Pritha Mehra said during a dedication ceremony in New York City.
Diwali roughly translates as “a necklace of lights.” During the holiday, observers decorate their homes with flickering oil-wick diya lamps, hoping they will be visited by Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
In 2016, the main day of Diwali will be celebrated October 29 for South Indians and October 30 for North Indians.

Paris Keswani, this year’s first runner-up in Mrs. India Earth, stands near an image of the Diwali stamp at the dedication ceremony.

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