Postage Stamps Featuring Hanukkah
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued several postage stamps throughout the years for Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights.The first Hanukkah-themed postage stamp was issued in 1996.
Previous Hanukkah stamps offered by the USPS have included the Happy Hanukkah Stamp and the Dreidel Stamp. The Happy Hanukkah Stamp features a menorah surrounded by dreidels, while the Dreidel Stamp features a dreidel spinning on a table. Both of these stamps are available in sheets of 20 stamps.
USPS Hanukkah stamps are a beautiful way to celebrate this joyous holiday. Whether you use them to mail Hanukkah cards or packages, they are sure to add a touch of light and love to your correspondence.
Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jewish people over their Syrian oppressors in 165 B.C.E. and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is celebrated by lighting candles each night, eating special foods, giving gifts, and playing games. The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev on the Jewish calendar.