Canada Post launches DIWALI stamps

On 12 September 2011, Canada Post launched two Picture Postage™ stamps in honour of next month's Diwali celebrations, suggesting they "will provide the perfect finishing touch when sending Diwali greetings to friends and family across Canada".

One stamp features three candles (diyas) with "Diwali" written in Sanskrit. The second features a lotus flower - a symbol of peace and creativity - and the words “Happy Diwali” in English and French.

Canada Post collaborated with the High Commission of India in Ottawa on the stamp designs. They are available in sheets of 21 self-adhesive stamps that also includes a larger image of the stamp as a souvenir. One sheet costs $17.90; each 59 cent stamp is good for regular mailing anywhere in Canada.

For details on how where to purchase these stamps or how to turn your own photos into Diwali stamps and postcards, visit

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