World Post Day 2015

October 9th is World Post Day!

This event is celebrated every year since 1969, on the anniversary of the founding of the UPU (Universal Postal Union), and commemorates all the hard work and social contributions of the postal services worldwide.

So across the world, post offices celebrate this special day in many different ways. This includes special philatelic exhibitions, free entrance in postal and communications museums, introducing new products and services, special cancellation marks, seminars, workshops and more!

If you know of any events for WPD 2015 that are not yet listed below, please let us know so that we can mention it on this page.

These are the events we are aware of in 2015:


Åland Post is unveiling their highly antecipated Christmas stamps, in celebration of their National Stamp Day also on October 9th.


Australia Post is celebrating in October the Stamp Collecting Month which this year is themed after space exploration. They are also launching the Australia Post Collectables website will feature philatelic news, collector profiles, guest posts and related events listings.


Belpochta is celebrating World Post Day with postal quizzes and lotteries in several post offices around the country.


4-72 (Colombia's national postal operator) issued 18,000 postcards, which can be sent for free from the main cities in the country to any domestic destination.


The Finnish Post is celebrating its National Stamp Day, by offering 54 unique postage stamps with local attractions in 60 of their post offices. Special cancellation marks will also be available on this day.

French Polynesia

Poste Polynésienne is holding an exhibition, concert and philatelic space at Parc Bougainville (Tahiti) at 5pm. Other surprises are also planned on their local post offices.


Deutsche Post has a special cancellation stamp available in Bonn, to mark the occasion.

Also, the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin will hold a conference at 4pm on the theme "Die Post geht um die Welt".

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Post will issue a set of four stamps and associated philatelic products to celebrate World Post Day.

For the 12th consecutive year, Hong Kong Post will run the Love Post Day initiative and allow everyone to post one personal local letter for free on World Post Day.


A special themed cancellation mark is available in the philatelic areas of selected post offices. The Museo Storico della Comunicazione di Roma will also be open to the public by appointment. More information here.


Like last year, Japan Post is issuing four new stamps celebrating "International Letter Writing Week".


Pos Malaysia will issue a special World Post Day themed stamp, to celebrate the day.


PHLPost is holding its third national Letter Writing Day, in various malls around the country. This year, the motto for the competition will be “Dear Next President”.


The Portuguese Foundation for Communications will hold an event at the Museum of Communications to celebrate World Post day, launching several exhibitions and new stamps.


Pošte Srpske will hold a postal parade at midday in the streets of Banja Luka (from the National Theatre to the post office), to give people the opportunity to socialize and get acquainted with the postal workers.


To commemorate World Post Day, Thailand Post will distribute mail-themed postcards at 120 post offices, from 25th September to October 9th. They will also launch a special World Post day stamp and first day cover on October 9th.


Ukrposhta will launch their Postcrossing themed stamp on October 9th! Several events and the first day cancellation marks are planned for Lviv and Kiev.