CIC PRAISES CANADA POST FOR NEW STAMPS CELEBRATING ‘EID FESTIVALS
The Canadian Islamic Congress is praising Canada Post Corporation (www.canadapost.ca) for issuing new Special Edition Picture Postage™ stamps in two designs marking the major Muslim festivals of ‘Eid.
‘Eid-ul-Fitr, which concludes the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is currently being celebrated by Muslims worldwide; in Canada its official date for 2012 is August 19.
‘Eid-ul-Adha,– named to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God – will be marked during the month October this year.
“This is a major national recognition by Canada Post of the rich diversity in Canadian culture,” said CIC national president Amin Elshorbagy. “There are few more positive symbols of unity than a postage stamp – this tiny, but powerful statement that can travel everywhere throughout Canada and the world!”...