Persian painting from Aga Khan Museum featured on Canadian stamp celebrating Eid al Adha

Canada Post - Eid Stamp Sheet - The Feast - postage

Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with a unique Picture Postage™ sheet of 21 self-adhesive stamps. The stamp features a still life painting of a feast at dusk, and “Eid Greetings” in English and French. The larger stamp image is yours to keep as a souvenir!

Known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, Eid al-Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide and the latter of two Eid festivals (the other being Eid al-Fitr). The Eid celebrations are typically marked by special prayers, forgiveness and compassion, and many Muslims visit family and friends, exchange greetings and gifts, and make donations to the poor and needy.

Still Life in a Palace is an early 19th-century Persian painting from the collection of the Aga Khan Museum, which is scheduled to open in Toronto in 2013 (Image courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture).

via Canada Post – Eid Stamp Sheet – The Feast.

CELEBRATE EID-AL-ADHA WITH A UNIQUE PICTURE POSTAGE SHEET OF 21 SELF-ADHESIVE STAMPS FROM CANADA POST

FOR the first time ever, Canada Post has created two Picture Postage stamps specifically designed to Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with a unique Picture Postage sheet of 21 self-adhesive stamps. The stamps feature a still life painting of a feast at dusk, and “Eid Greetings.”

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Thank you for the Eid Stamp info., I love the Artwork and the Theme on the face of the Stamp. The Eid al-Adha was on Oct 26th… Did this stamp come much after the Eid al-Adha? I have a feeling that this can be a Private Stamp, similar to Almas Jiwani stamp issued by Greek Post. Please, let me know if this is regular postal stamp then i would like to collect a few.

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