A new stamp dedicated to two Muslim holy days printed by Canada Post

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Canada Post has printed this week a new stamp symbolising two of the most important Muslim holy days. The thumbnail has been exhibited Tuesday simultaneously in Toronto and Montreal according to Le Journal de Montréal.

«The stamps were unveiled at events with members of the Muslim communities in Montréal, Que. and Richmond Hill, Ont. Montréal and the Greater Toronto Area are home to more than half of Canada’s over 1 million Muslims», explains the Canadian institution on its website.

The thumbnail dedicated to the Eid is one of the three new faith-oriented stamps emitted this year by Canada Post. «Together the Eid, Diwali and Hanukkah stamps build on the tradition of Christmas stamps and depict our pride in Canada being a land of diverse faiths, customs and celebrations», further says the organisation.

Indeed, earlier this year, a stamp commemorating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights has been printed. Another postal thumbnail dedicated to Hanukkah, as a tribute to the 8-day long Jewish celebration held in December, will be in use later during the year.

«Canada Post has issued annual Christmas stamps since 1964», according to the same source which confirms their objective to cater to each major religion in the country.

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