Thematic photo album for the World Post Day
World Post Day is celebrated annually on October 9 on the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which was established in 1874 in Bern, the Swiss capital. The official announcement of World Post Day came from the podium at the 1969 UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, World Post Day has been celebrated annually in many countries around the world. Post establishments are taking this opportunity to introduce or promote new postal products and services. In 2015, countries around the world committed themselves to working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end poverty and hunger, fight injustice and inequality, and tackle climate change.
International mail operates in a huge number of countries and is able to speak 6800 languages of its customers. It is the world's longest physical mail delivery network. Modern mail in many industrialized countries is actively working in the sector of logistics, postal banking, catalogue trade and direct mail, actively developing information technology, hybrid mail and e-commerce.
The purpose of today's World Post Day is to promote the role of the postal sector in the daily life of people and companies and its contribution to the socio-economic development of countries. Every year, events held within the framework of the Day (thematic exhibitions of rare stamps and postcards, drawing contests, various educational events, open days, conferences and workshops, sports and entertainment events) are dedicated to a specific topic. The theme for 2021 is “Innovation for Recovery”. COVID-19 has affected every country in the world, including established supply infrastructure, but the post still found a way to continue providing services to the public.
On World Post Day, we celebrate the invaluable contribution of postal workers to the development of society and the economy. A vast postal network with millions of workers delivering billions of postal items through hundreds of thousands of post offices is an integral part of our society, connecting people around the world.
The museum Collection section "Russian Metal Artworks" features items directly related to the "postal theme".
Thematic album for the International Post Day is in our Photo Gallery.