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.
For countries participating in the UPU International Letter-Writing Competition, national winners are often honoured on 9 October.
Director General's Message
Statement by the UPU Director General on World Post Day 202313.09.2023
World Post Day Poster24.08.2023Theme for 2023: "Together for Trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future"
For promotional purposes, member countries are entitled to 200 copies of the poster at no cost. If you wish to receive more than 200, please submit and return the order form.
For countries whose language falls outside of the UN languages, please use the open-source file (.eps) available to download.
For an integral World Post Day overall look, a small visual guide is available to facilitate correct use of the visual elements, such as fonts, colors and social media kit.
Member countries can choose to produce stamps including stamp sheets, first day covers, and cancellations using the new World Post Day design. To faciliate the production, technical sheets and open files are provided in several languages.
Social Media Kit
The UPU World Post Day social media kit includes messaging samples and guidelines, social media cards in various formats and languages, branded materials and souvenirs as well as the original files for the production of posters and philately packages.
Postal communications teams and anyone interested in joining the global World Post Day campaign and amplifying it are encouraged to download and use these official materials.
Please keep checking the board as we approach the celebration, as more messaging and campaigns will be added in the coming months.
To access the board, click here: https://trello.com/b/KBtYhr3H/world-post-day-2023