Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Diwali

In case you missed it, yesterday was one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year.

Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights", marks the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. The celebration is represented by lighting candles inside homes, setting off fireworks and buying new clothes.

Because Diwali is such an important religious Hindu holiday, the USPS is considering issuing a stamp for this occasion.

In an article that appeared late last month on, it was reported, "USPS needs 500,000 signatures to have a stamp release,and so far we have 325,520+ people who have signed the petition. It is in need of 173,000 more petitions to get it done."

Shown above is a suggested design for one such stamp which appears on the Web site.

If you're interested in signing the petition by Indian American Citizen’s Council supporting the release of the Diwali stamp click here.

For more on Diwali, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM