Canada Post issued stamp to mark Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights

Brilliant new stamp celebrates the Jewish Festival of Lights

TORONTO,  Today, Canada Post issued a new commemorative stamp to mark Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight-day party starts at dusk on the twenty fifth day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, this 12 months December 10. The stamp is on hand in advance, so Canadians can use it to ship excursion greetings.




About Hanukkah

Derived from the Hebrew phrase for dedication, Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that took region following the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem – Judaism's holiest web page – after the Jewish humans reclaimed it from their oppressors round a hundred sixty five BCE. The victors determined solely one day's well worth of oil for the Temple menorah, which used to be required to stay lit at all times. Yet the sacred mild burned for eight days, till the new oil furnish arrived.

To mark this fantastic occurrence, Jewish households in Canada and round the world kindle an eight-branched candelabra referred to as a hanukkiyah, or menorah, regularly setting it in a window.

About the stamp

Designed through Entro Communications, the stamp facets a stylized menorah towards a vibrant yellow background. Printed with the aid of Colour Innovations, the Permanent™ home fee stamp is accessible in a booklet of 10 stamps and affixed to an Official First Day Cover. 

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