Even in an age of e-mails and SMS messages, the postman is a part of our everyday lives, and letters still remain a very personal and persuasive way of communicating.
It has been estimated that there are around 600,000 post offices globally, and postal services have played an important role in the history and development of a country.
The UN has, therefore, declared October 9th as World Post Day, with the goal of creating awareness of the role of the postal sector in everyday lives.
More than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day, and many of them use the event to promote postal products and services. In many countries, new stamps are issued.