Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indo-Israel revelry on postal dept's new release

ALLAHABAD: Department of Posts has set rolling celebration of Deepawali. While special arrangements are being made for distribution of Deepawali greetings timely, a twin-set of postage stamps depicting Deepawali have been issued by India and Israel.
Director postal services Allahabad region Krishna Kumar Yadav said the stamps of Rs 5 denomination are being issued on the occasion of completion of 20 years diplomatic relations between India and Israel.
The festival of lights is celebrated as Deepawali in India and as 'Hanuka' in Israel.
'Deepawali' is the festival of lights and celebrated on the eve of 'Amavasya' in the Hindu month of Kartik in India.
The Hanuka is also celebrated as festival of lights in Israel. This is Jewish holiday festival of eight days started before 2{+n}{+d} century BC at the time of the Maccabean Revolt in Jerusalem at the time of re-dedication of holy temple in the form of memorials.
The candles are lit on windows and doors in a traditional way and this is also lit on nine-branched Menorah and also as Hanuka special lamps. The postal stamps are available in Philately Bureau, Allahabad head post office and Allahabad Kutchery head post office too.
 
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