Sunday Stamps is up to the Letter D, and sharing a stamp from a country whose name begins with D. I decided to go back to the US Postal Service and see what I could find. I found a stamp commemorating a festival I am unfamiliar with, and hey, it's coming up this fall.
"In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® commemorates the joyous festival of Diwali, which is also known as Deepavali. One of the most important annual Hindu events, the holiday celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Spanning five days each autumn, it is considered by some to be the start of the new year.
Diwali is a shortened version of the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which roughly translates as “a necklace of lights.” During Diwali flickering oil-wick lamps called diyas dot the homes of observers around the world. The stamp features a traditional diya against a background of glimmering gold and flower petals. The meaning of Diwali often depends on regional identity on the Indian subcontinent."
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