World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October. It is an international day celebrated on the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The Universal Postal Union (UPU) started in Switzerland in 1874. The UPU can be considered the beginning of the global communications revolution as it introduced the ability to write letters to others around the world.
Actually, World Post Day started in 1969. It is celebrated every year on 9 October to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital Bern.
Beginning of World Post Day
It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. 9 October was first declared World Post Day at the UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. This proposal was presented by Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation. Since then, World Post Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the importance of postal services.
On this day, countries around the world participate in a variety of celebrations to highlight the importance of the postal service. Post offices in some countries organize special philatelic exhibitions and hold workshops on postal history.