U.S. Postal Service dedicates stamp recognizing Islamic festival

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The U.S. Postal Service has dedicated a stamp recognizing Islamic Eids.

Eids are festivals important to the Muslim faith.

The stamp contains a phrase in Islamic calligraphy, which translates to “May your Eid be bountiful.”

The postal service says it decided to introduce this year’s stamp in Louisville because it was the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, who was Muslim.

“Today is a day of celebration, because what the U.S. Postal Service is doing, is they’re giving us the opportunity to educate the world about Islam, that Islam is a religion of peace, as Muhammad Ali said often,” said Donald Lassere, president and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

The two most important Eids will be celebrated on July 6 and Sept. 12 this year.

The postal service has been releasing stamps to commemorate the Islamic holidays since 2001.

Copyright 2016 by WDRB News

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