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World Post Day: Here's all you need to know about postal services

UPU Director, in his statement, said that when COVID-19 affected the world, the postal operations were still ongoing and offered their services to the communities.

World Post Day: Here's all you need to know about postal services
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On Saturday, October 9, World Post Day will be celebrated. Every year it is celebrated on October 9 as it marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). It was established in 1874 in the Swiss Captial, Bern. Postal services across are the countries are operational for ages. The first World Post Day was celebrated in 1969 at the UPU Congress in Tokyo.

What is its Significance? 

World Post Day aims at creating awareness of the role of the postal sector for people and in the business sector. Another reason to celebrate World Post Day is to let people know about its contribution to social and economical development in one's country.

On World Post Day, it is expected from countries across the globe to let their citizens know about their post's role and also to conduct program activities for the public and media.

It is reported that more than 150 countries every year celebrate World Post Day while some countries observe this day as a working holiday.

Here's what the UPU Director says: 

UPU Director, in his statement, said that when COVID-19 affected the world, the postal operations were still ongoing and offered their services to the communities.

It is because of these posts' innovativeness and their determination of serving the communities, World Post Day is celebrated every year.

Did you know?

  1. The first postal document was found in Egypt which was dated from 255 BC.
  2. The first postal stamp used in the postal system was the Penny Black.
  3. The Penny Black was first used in Great Britain in May 1840.
  4. The postal service network comprises more than 650,000 offices and 5.3 million staff globally.
  5. Reports suggest that nearly 192 country member countries celebrate World Post Day.
  6. The World Post day was submitted by an Indian identified as Shri Anand Mohan Narula.

The world has now becomes digitalized. However, postal services still prevail in the world and proving beneficial for the countries. 

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