World Post Day, an annual commemoration of mail’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development, will be observed Oct. 8 in the United States.
This year’s event, which will be observed Oct. 9 in some countries, celebrates innovation.
Additionally, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Postal Service has played an important role in small businesses’ rejuvenation strategies, through offerings like Every Door Direct Mail, while Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting has helped customers track their mailpieces as they move through the USPS network.
International Postal Affairs, a USPS department, manages the organization’s global relations and policy development with the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized United Nations agency that facilitates the exchange of international mail among 192 member countries. The UPU sponsors World Post Day.
World Post Day was first celebrated in 1969 during the UPU Congress in Tokyo to mark the anniversary of the union’s establishment in 1874.