World Post Day

The World Post Day was created to raise awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives as well as the contributions of the postal sector to the social and economic development of countries. The World Postal Day encourages member countries of the United Nations to undertake programme and activities that generate a broader awareness of the role and activities of the postal sector at the national scale.

World Post Day is celebrated on October 9 every year on the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The day was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. The proposal for the establishment of a World Post Day was submitted by Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation at the congress. Since then the World Post Day has been celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal service to our everyday lives.