World Post Day

The Universal Postal Union was established in the year 1874 in Bern, Switzerland and its anniversary is celebrated at 9th of October every year. The anniversary of the Universal Postal Union was declared as the World Post Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1969.


Approximately 150 countries take part in celebrating the World Post Day every year. Some of the countries promote their new postal services or products at this special day and reward their employees for good services. Most of the countries organize philatelic exhibitions and issue new stamps. Displaying posters on World Post Day in post offices as well as public places, conferences, seminars and workshops including cultural, sport, recreational activities are other activities. Speech is given by the high rank officers at this day about the history and achievements of the postal services.

The postal services has improved much in the 1600s and 1700s century as many countries has developed national postage systems to start the postal services between countries. Postal services play a great role in the daily life of human being by making the high level of access to digital communication.

World Post Day 2017

World Post Day 2017 will be celebrated at Monday, on 9th of October.

Purpose of celebrating World Post Day

  • The World Post Day aims increase the awareness of people about the postal sector role for people and businesses every day.
  • It is celebrate to let the people about its contribution towards the social and economic development of the countries.
  • It is celebrated to encourage the countries to carry out various activities to generate the big awareness among people and media about its role and activities on a national level.

Themes of World Post Day

  • Theme for 2015 was “Tell us about the world you want to grow up in”.
  • Theme for 2014 was “Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape” and “Write a letter describing how music can touch lives”.
  • Theme for 2013 was “The Post Delivering for People and Businesses Daily”.
  • Theme for 2012 was “Write a letter to an athlete or sports figure you admire to explain what the Olympic Games mean to you”.
  • Theme for 2011 was “The Post, an invaluable public service”.