by Mat Dirjish
It’s good to know that, instead of building an expensive, offensive, and crappy-looking wall, a branch of the US government is doing something positive. The US Postal Service (USPS) is honoring Mariachi, the traditional music of Mexico, with a series of memorial stamps illustrated by the noted artist Rafael Lopez. Filled with passion, rhythm, and stories of life, love and loss, mariachi music is an integral element of Mexican American culture and has a global fan base.
The first-day-of-issue ceremony takes place during the 30th Annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque. The event for the Mariachi Forever stamps is free and open to the public. Peter Pastre, government relations and public policy vice president, will serve as dedicating official.
The issuing ceremony will take place Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:30 am MDT at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Anyone planning to attend the free event should RSVP on the USPS website.
Are you chomping at the bit to add these colorful stamps to your collection? If so, you can order them on the USPS stamps portal and/or by calling 844-737-7826.
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