Congrats, El Pasoans; the United States Postal Service has selected our city to unveil four new Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead stamps at the end of this month.

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How cool is this distinct honor? As the US Postal Service prepares to launch its first-ever Day of the Dead stamps, it has selected the Sun City as the location of its national unveiling ceremony at the El Paso Museum of Art.

The City of El Paso goes on to say,

We did not compete for this--we were chosen by the Postal Service. This is in recognition of the scope, quality, authenticity, and community-connection of MCAD’s annual Dia de Los Muertos parade and celebration. This is great news as we prepare to launch the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), which will be the natural lead-in Dia de Los Muertos events moving forward.

The pane of 20 Forever stamps contains five identical rows of four colorful stamps featuring several iconic elements of a traditional Dia de los Muertos offering.

The new stamps designed and illustrated by Luis Fitch feature four sugar skulls surrounded by marigold flowers that stand out brightly from the stamps’ black background. Each sugar skull represents family members — a child with a hair bow, a father sporting a hat and mustache, a mother with curled hair, and another child.

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El Paso is invited to attend the first day of the issue event and unveiling event featuring Michael J. Elston, secretary of the USPS Board of Governors, who will serve as the dedicating official and on September 30 at the Museum of Art in downtown El Paso.

How To Purchase:

Customers may purchase stamps online at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, via USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

  • Day of the Dead USPS Stamp Unveiling
  • El Paso Museum of Art - One Arts Festival Plaza El Paso, TX 79901
  • Thursday - September 30, 2021, at 11 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • RSVP: Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at: usps.com/dayofthedead

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