Eid Mubarak!

This stamp issue commemorates the festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, which are celebrated by more than one million Muslims in Canada. These events can last several days and include communal prayers and feasts, visits with family, gift giving and acts of charity.

Eid (2023): PermanentTM domestic rate stamps – booklet of 6    available at Canada Post's Online Store.

About the stamp and booklet design

Crafted in medieval Iran during Ramadan, the hand-painted ceramic bowl on this year’s Eid stamp was likely used to serve dates, soups and other foods each night, to break the fast. Part of a collection held by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), it is inscribed on the inside with a Persian poem. The bowl has a special connection to the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which is also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast. Written in calligraphy above the bowl are the words Eid Mubarak, a traditional Arabic greeting that means “have a blessed Eid.”

The front of the booklet shows photos of the inside of the bowl. The inside of the booklet features a translation of one of the lines from the poem inscribed on the inside of the bowl, “May you enjoy whatever you eat from this bowl.”