Oct. 5, 2020
The U.S. Postal Service announces a new stamp to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors values and beliefs around African American heritage.
This annual holiday, which takes place over seven days from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, brings family, community and culture together for many African Americans.
A pictorial postmark of the First Day of Issuance location Nashville, TN is available at usps.com/stamps.
News of the stamp is being shared with hashtag #KwanzaaStamps.
Pritha Mehra, acting chief information officer and executive vice president, USPS
Linda Hazel Humes, adjunct assistant professor, Africana Studies Department, John Jay College
Sanga of the Valley, musician
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. EDT
A virtual stamp dedication ceremony for the Kwanzaa stamp will be posted on the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Please visit usps.com/kwanzaa for details of the event.
Kwanzaa is a festive time for rejoicing in the prospect of health, prosperity and good luck in the coming year. It is also a time for contemplation and recollection of past hardships, faced by individuals and communities, and the ways history can inform and impact future happiness.
The Kwanzaa stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp in a pane of 20. Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
Pre-orders for the Kwanzaa stamp can be placed online at usps.com and by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.