National Postal Worker Day – 1st July

National Postal Worker Day – 1st July

National Postal Worker Day is observed on 1st July to honor postal workers across the world and recognizes the hard work they put in to bring your mail to you. The day encourages us to show our appreciation.

Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week, to help us send and receive all of our mail and packages.

History of Postal Worker Day

Historians believe that people were hired to deliver royal letters and decrees as early as 2000 BC. The oldest recorded postal document is from Egypt and dates back to 255 BC.

In the United States, this special holiday was created in 1997 by Seattle, Washington postal worker Richard E. Baker. Richard simply wanted to honor his hard-working fellow employees. This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women that work consistently and diligently to help us send and receive all of our mail and packages.

This day is not only National Postal Worker Day but also National US Postage Stamp day to commemorate the existence of Postage Stamps that is used for sending letters and posts. A stamp represents payment for the delivery of a letter or a package. It serves as a reminder that the Postal Service is an important part of our lives and that the work done by its employees on a daily basis cannot be underestimated.

The United States issued its first postage stamp on July 1, 1847. At that time, stamps were not required. A letter could be mailed without a stamp and delivery paid for by the recipient. In 1855, the postage stamp became mandatory.

Whereas World Post Day is also celebrated on 9th October every year. This day marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), established on that date in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. It’s a day to celebrate and highlight the role of postal workers’ work in daily life.

Unusual deliveries were continued for more than a year and those dreadful days of postal workers could not be explained in words. This is a day to thank postal workers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. This day is purely to honor and recognize the hardship.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic world is facing the postal workers became the frontlines workers and corona warriors. COVID-19 has changed everyone’s life, including the postal workers responsible for sorting, transporting, and delivering our packages and mail. Let us recognizes postal workers all across the nation today for their hard work and diligence in delivering the mail.

During these unprecedented times, let’s take a moment to recognize the service we all too often take for granted and thank our postal workers — mail carriers, clerks, mail sorters, mail processors, and processing machine operators — not just on Postal Worker Day, but every day. On July 1st give your mail carrier, your local postmaster, or the clerk at your post office an extra Thank You! Maybe leave a bottle of water in your mailbox, a small gift card, a sweet treat, or a thank you note!

How to Celebrate Postal Worker Day

Take time to thank your local postal worker. Encourage others to get the word out and to focus on making every postal worker’s day just a little bit better. The day encourages us to show our appreciation. Use hashtag #NationalPostalWorkerDay on social media to give a shout-out to your favorite postal worker.

On this day, we must appreciate the postal workers for the wonderful work they are doing by sharing with them Postal Worker Appreciation Day messages and Workers Day quotes images. A small gesture of thankyou or a small gift can bring a smile to the person who has worked hard for you.

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