World Post Day - October 9
Sun, Oct 9, 2022

World Post Day

Mail is perhaps the best invention of mankind! Therefore, World Post Day simply could not exist. It was created so that people appreciate the work that thousands of people around the planet are doing.

History

The Universal Postal Union was founded in 1874 by the Treaty of Bern, the result of an international conference. It was founded by the Swiss government to create uniform rules for the exchange of mail. The agreement was amended more than once, but its main task was successfully completed – the mail was sent to anywhere in the world at a fixed cost. It also secured carriers, preserving their rights and allowing them to save their money in different states.

World Post Day tells people about the importance of the contract, because it started the path of modern mail. Various organizations in the area work daily to improve almost. It also includes issues of environmental protection and economic sustainability.

Interesting facts

Curiously, the mail:

  • with the development of the Internet, it has lost its popularity, but this does not interfere with staying afloat and providing numerous services;
  • in 1 minute, about 6 million parcels pass through all the post offices of the planet;
  • stamp collecting is the third most popular hobby in the world;
  • the oldest branch still in operation today is in Scotland. It was founded in 1712;
  • The first time a woman was depicted on a stamp was in 1893. It was Isabella, Queen of Spain;
  • In 1916, one savvy businessman from America sent 80 bricks by mail to a neighboring city in various parcels. And it really was more profitable than the delivery of materials for repairs. True, after this case there are restrictions on 1 person.

How to celebrate

Send an email! The tradition began to be forgotten due to the fact that we can always talk to a person on the phone. But on a holiday it is easy to surprise a friend with a paper letter! Thank the postal carrier for the work he does – we are sure he will be pleased.

When is World Post Day celebrated in 2022?

World Post Day is observed on October 9 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 9 2022
Monday October 9 2023
Wednesday October 9 2024
Thursday October 9 2025
Friday October 9 2026

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