US Postage Stamps




Commissioned by the US Postal Service, 2009, 2011, 2013


In 2001, 2011 and 2013, the U.S. Postal Service commissioned Mohamed Zakariya to create postages stamps in the Holiday Celebrations series. The Eid stamps were first issued in 2001. Created in thuluth (or sulus in Turkish) script.


This stamp commemorates the two most important festivals – or eids – in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It features the Arabic phrase Eid mubarak in gold calligraphy on a blue background. (Eid mubarak translates literally as “blessed festival,” and can be paraphrased “May your religious holiday be blessed.”) English text on the stamp reads “EID GREETINGS.”