October 9th is World Post Day!
This event is celebrated every year since 1969, on the anniversary of the founding of the UPU (Universal Postal Union), and commemorates all the hard work and social contributions of the postal services world-wide. There are more than five million postal employees around the world and 663,000 post offices. Postal services worldwide annually process and deliver an estimated 368.4 billion letter-post items and 6.4 billion parcels.
So across the world, post offices celebrate this special day in many different ways. This includes special philatelic exhibitions, free entrance in postal and communications museums, introducing new products and services, special cancellation marks, seminars, workshops and more!
And what is happening in the UK - nothing, zilch, not a sausage! How disappointing. Come on Post Office pull your finger out for next year and try to make something special of it.
Household Saints by Francine Prose
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