UNPA issued a New York special event sheet to commemorate the festival of Diwali on 19th October 2018.Diwali, also known as Deepawali is the joyous and popular festival of lights, which is celebrated in India and by followers of many faiths across the world. During the five-day celebration clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the victory of good over evil. The festival also symbolizes the start of a New year for many communities. The sheet in the denomination of US$ 1.15 contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and the symbolic lamps known as diyas.
The background of the sheet features the UN Headquarters building illuminated with the message of “Happy Diwali” to celebrate the spirit of the festival.