Sharing with you on this lovely Sunday is this beautiful cover received from an eBayer a while ago.
The stamp affixed on the top right corner was issued in 1998 to celebrate Visakhapuja Day.
The holiest of all the Buddhist holidays, Visakhapuja is celebrated every year in May on the date of the full-moon, the day is often simply referred to as 'Buddha Day'.
Visakhapuja marks the day when Prince Siddhatta Gotama was born, 35 years later became the Buddha (enlightenment) and in another 45 years passed away (nirvana). In each case, these events took place on the full-moon day in Visakha month (usually May).
Visakhapuja Day is recognized by the UNESCO on December 13, 1999 as "World Heritage Day".
The cute stamp on the lower right, entitled "Yummy Postmen" was issued on 10 May 2011.
We'll end this post with a clip showing how Singaporeans celebrated the Visakhapuja Day. With 33% of population being Buddhist, Visakhapuja Day is declared as a public holiday here in Singapore.