World Post Day 2020: World Post Day is celebrated every year on October 9 to spread awareness about the role of Post’s in day to day lives of people and businesses. Apart from that, to know about the contribution to global social and economic development.
World Post Day history and significance
The first postal document was discovered in Egypt during 255 BC. Then in the 17th and 18th centuries, the postal agreements used to govern the exchange of mail amongst countries. Later by the 19th century, it became difficult as it affected negatively the trade and commercial development of countries. Now the need arose for making it simple at the international level.
It is observed on October 9 in remembrance of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. In 1969, the UPU Congress declared this day in Tokyo, Japan. The UPU focused on the global communications revolution, with the aim that people could write to others all over the world.
World Post Day objective
World Post Day aims to create awareness of the role of the postal section in day to day lives of people and also its contribution to the social and economic development of the nation. This day highlights the importance of postal services.
World Post Day celebrations
This year World Post Day will mostly be celebrated virtually. Usually, the celebrations include the participation of countries to organise some programs and activities for generating an awareness of the important role of Posts on a national level.
More than 150 nations celebrate World Post Day every year in various ways. In some countries, this day is observed as a working holiday. In some countries, new postal products and services are introduced on this day. Even some Posts conduct rewards and recognition for their employees for excellent services.