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New stamps honor Hispanic heritage

September 7, 2023

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The Postal Service will release its Piñatas! stamps on Sept. 8.

A traditional Mexican party favorite, piñatas are hollow figurines filled with candy. Blindfolded players take turns striking the piñata until it breaks, scattering the treats to be gathered by the guests at the celebration.

The stamp artwork features four illustrations of two traditional piñata designs — a donkey and a seven-point star.

The saturated color palette was inspired by Mexican culture, including the vibrant colors of small-town houses, traditional hand-sewn dresses, handmade toys and flowers, and classic piñatas themselves.

This is the third consecutive year the Postal Service has issued Hispanic-themed stamps, following Mariachi (2022) and Day of the Dead (2021) releases.

Antonia Alcalá, an art director for USPS, designed the Piñatas! stamps with digital illustrations by Víctor Meléndez.

The Forever stamps will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and

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