In 1969, the Universal Postal Union established October 9 as World Post Day. On this day, postal organizations are encouraged to engage in activities and promotions to increase awareness of the role the Postal Service plays in the lives of the world’s population and businesses.
World Post Day is considered to be a working holiday by more than 150 countries across the globe. It’s an opportunity for postal organizations to teach citizens the valuable and integral relationship mail still has with the citizens of the world, promote new products and services, and conduct public tours of postal facilities to show how Post Offices work their delivery magic.
The Universal Postal Union itself was established in 1874 to facilitate the worldwide flow of mail. It became an agency of the United Nations in 1948 and continues to promote the importance of mail in an increasingly digital world.
Do you think public awareness of World Post Day is a valuable tool in promoting the Postal Service?