Hanukkah

Posted on Nov. 10, 2020 by Canada Post in Latest Stamps

Issue date: November 5, 2020

This brilliant new stamp issue shines a light on Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, which this year begins at nightfall on December 10.

Derived from the Hebrew word for dedication, Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that took place following the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem – Judaism’s holiest site – after the Jewish people reclaimed it from their oppressors around 165 BCE. The victors found only one day’s worth of oil for the Temple menorah, which was required to remain lit at all times. Yet the sacred light burned for eight days, until the new oil supply arrived.

To commemorate this extraordinary occurrence, Jewish families kindle an eight-branched candelabra called a hanukkiyah, or menorah, adding a light each evening while reciting special prayers and blessings. Many place the hanukkiyah in a window to share the miracle with the world.

Designed by Gerald Querubin at Entro Communications, the stamp features rich yellow tones to illuminate your Hanukkah greetings.

Stamp Specifications

Booklet of 10 stamps - Hanukkah
  • Product #: 414151111
  • Layout: Booklet of 10 stamps
  • Price: $9.20
  • Denomination: Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Entro Communications
  • Dimensions: 28 mm x 35 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
  • Quantity: 120,000
Shop Now
Official First Day Cover - Hanukkah
  • Product #: 414151131
  • Layout: Official First Day Cover
  • Price: $1.92
  • Denomination: Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Entro Communications
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 112 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Cancellation site: Toronto ON
  • Quantity: 6,000
Shop Now
Tagged Hanukkah

Categories

Archive