Posted on Oct. 22, 2020 by Canada Post in Latest Stamps

Issue date: October 15, 2020

This colourful stamp expresses the spirit of Diwali, a joyous festival observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other communities around the world. This year, the five-day celebration begins November 14.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is celebrated for many reasons, but a common theme is the triumph of good over evil. For many, it is a time to welcome happiness and good fortune. Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word dīpāvali, meaning rows of lights, and refers to the popular practice of placing diyas, or oil lamps, throughout homes and temples. Other traditions include illuminating the sky with fireworks, exchanging gifts and sweet treats, and decorating entranceways with colourful geometric Rangoli patterns made with such materials as rice, sand, powder or flower petals.

Designed by Gerald Querubin at Entro Communications, the stamp features a diya and a vibrant geometric background in the shape of a Rangoli.

Stamp Specifications

Booklet of 10 stamps - Diwali
  • Product #: 414145111
  • Layout: Booklet of 10 stamps
  • Price: $9.20
  • Denomination: Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Entro
  • Dimensions: 28 mm x 35 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: 130,000
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Official First Day Cover - Diwali
  • Product #: 414145131
  • Layout: Official First Day Cover
  • Price: $1.92
  • Denomination:Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Entro
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 112 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Quantity: 6,000
  • Cancellation site: Toronto ON
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