Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hello and Happy World Post Day! What, you may ask, is World Post Day? World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October, to commemorate the foundation of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. The purpose of the Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in the daily lives of people and business, and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.

In honour of World Post Day, a postcard showing Mount Everest in Nepal, part of the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest and its national park contains seven other of the world's highest peaks. The park is also home to several rare animals, including the snow leopard and the red panda, as well as the celebrated, mountaineering Sherpa people.

Many thanks to Vishal who sent it!

Stamp on the left commemorates Ramesh Kumar Mahato, a martyr for the Madhesh Movement which seeks an end to the discrimination faced by ethnic Indians who migrated to Nepal. Stamp on the right commemorates the celebrated Nepali musician, Yagyaraj Sharma Arjyal.

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