On November 19, 2013, in New York, New York, the Postal Service™ will issue a Hanukkah (Forever priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 583000).
The stamp will go on sale nationwide November 19, 2013.
Celebrated by Jews around the world, Hanukkah, the joyous Festival of Lights, spans eight nights and days of remembrance and ritual. In 2013, Hanukkah begins at sundown on November 27. The stamp art is a photograph of a contemporary forged-iron menorah created by Vermont blacksmith, Steven Bronstein. Nine lighted white beeswax candles top each of the branches. “Hanukkah” (the Hebrew word for “dedication”) is spelled out across the top of the stamp in yellow letters. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp and George E. Brown was the photogapher.
To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit http://USPSstamps.com.