A bowl from 1329 was chosen to commemorate the upcoming meetings with Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It is a permanently valid stamp
Beyond Easter for Canada, it commemorates the two anniversaries of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha associated with Islamic tradition on April 3. A permanent value ($5.52 for six books), the stamp created by Subplot Design features a porcelain bowl that is part of the collection held by the Royal Ontario Museum. It is nearly seven centuries old, having been created in 1329 in present-day Iran; It is made from a mixture of stone paste, ground quartz, glass and clay. It was used to serve dates, soups and other dishes to break the fast every night. Inside is a Persian poem blessing the owner. In the cartoon, the phrase “Eid Mubarak” is added in Arabic, a traditional greeting meaning “Happy Eid”.
“There is a deep sense of humanity in this bowl that still rings true, especially with all the turmoil in the world today,” commented Fahmida Suleman, curator of the department from the museum facility. “A poem that takes a moment to forget our pains and be grateful for what we have; He wants us to have protection and a little luck. In Islam, blue is auspicious, so the colors chosen by the artist were also intended to uplift the soul.
This year Eid al-Fitr, the feast for the end of fasting, begins on April 21; Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and falls into effect on June 28.
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