World Post Day 2021

The Universal Postal Union will hold its annual celebration of World Post Day virtually this year. We kindly ask you to save the date.


Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:00 - 12:30

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) creation in 1874.

The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.

As a result, the UPU's member countries are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event, including everything from the introduction or promotion of new postal products and services, to the organization of open days at post offices, mail centres and postal museums.

The theme of this year's World Post Day is "Innovate to recover." Visit this page to see this year's poster.