What is World Post Day and why is it celebrated today?

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Today is World Post Day (Image: Getty Images)

Marked today (October 9th). World Post Day – a day when people around the world celebrate the postal system and marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which was founded in 1874.

Since the beginning of World Post Day, celebrations have taken place around the world, including special exhibitions, open days and the announcement of the best postal services of the year.

Postal services have been in operation for centuries, helping the world stay connected no matter how far apart we are.

Unfortunately, the UK has seen numerous postal strikes over wages and working conditions this year, so now is a better time than any to celebrate everything the service is doing for us.

Here’s everything you need to know about the celebration, including when it started and why we’re celebrating.

What is World Post Day?

World Post Day is celebrated around the world to highlight the importance of the postal system.

The UPU comprises 192 member countries and, as a special organization of the United Nations, sets the rules for international mail exchange.

When is it?

World Post Day takes place annually on 9th October.

It marks the founding of the UPU, which began on the same day in 1874.

The group was established in Switzerland by the Treaty of Bern to establish world postal policy and improve services.

when did it start

The first World Post Day was announced in 1969 at the UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan.

A little girl receiving a package

The day first began in 1969 (Image: Getty Images)

The proposal was submitted by Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation.

Since then, World Post Day has been celebrated around the world to highlight the importance of postal services.

UPU member countries organize various activities and promotions to mark the occasion, including new postal products and services and open days at post offices, post centers and postal museums.

The UPU runs the International Letter-Writing Competition, which encourages young people to write letters, with national winners often announced on World Post Day.

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