The USPS Diwali forever stamp, celebrates and honors the joyous Asian Indian festival of Diwali, also known as Festival of Lights.
The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. Diya lamps are usually made from clay with cotton wicks dipped in a clarified butter known as “ghee” or in vegetable oils. Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Spanning 5 days each autumn, it is considered by some to be the start of the new year.