November 13, 2000 the United States Postal Service (USPS) debuted a
stamp that recognizes Eid ul-Fitr. This stamp, along with others to be
released in 2001, was featured on C-SPAN's "Washington
Journal" program. The call-in program was broadcasted from the Smithsonian
Institution's National Postal Museum.
The USPS, officially
Eid Stamp (an event was held in Chicago, Illinois during the 38th
Annual ISNA convention) to the public on September 1, 2001. The postal service
had received thousands of letters requesting the Eid stamp. Several Muslim
groups and individuals have been seeking an Eid ul-Fitr or Ramadan
stamp since the early 90s.
"This is one sign that the Muslim presence in America is being
recognized," said CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad. Ahmad added
that in 1996 hundreds of Muslim children responded to a CAIR action
alert by sending requests for an Eid ul-Fitr stamp to the Postmaster