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.
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He’s a mayor alright. The mayor of having sex with children town.
Via LA Times:
Harvey Milk, the slain politician who became an icon of equal rights not just for the gay community in San Francisco but across the nation, will be commemorated in a forever stamp next month, the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday.
The stamp’s issue will coincide with Milk’s birthday on May 22. The stamps will be available in sheets of 20 and may be pre-ordered.
The image on the stamp comes from a circa-1977 photo taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Milk in front of Castro Street Camera in San Francisco. Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, Va., oversaw art direction for the stamp.
The stamp comes a little more than 35 years after Milk’s assassination in San Francisco City Hall alongside then-Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978. Milk had won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977.