RELIGION

Detroit-area mosque to host unveiling of new Muslim stamp

This undated photo provided by The United States Postal Service, shows an image of a stamp commemorating the two most important festivals, or eids, in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Like other stamps in the Postal Service's Holiday Celebrations series, the Eid stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. The First-Day-of-Issue ceremony for the new Eid stamp will take place at the Islamic Center of America Friday, June 10, 2016 in Dearborn, Mi. (United States Postal Service via AP)

This undated photo provided by The United States Postal Service, shows an image of a stamp commemorating the two most important festivals, or eids, in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Like other stamps in the Postal Service's Holiday Celebrations series, the Eid stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. The First-Day-of-Issue ceremony for the new Eid stamp will take place at the Islamic Center of America Friday, June 10, 2016 in Dearborn, Mi. (United States Postal Service via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Detroit-area mosque plans to host the national unveiling of a stamp commemorating two Muslim holy days.

The U.S. Postal Service ceremony for the "Eid Greetings" stamp will be held Friday at Dearborn's Islamic Center of America.

Dan Lesperance is the postal service marketing manager in Detroit. He says it's the first time the area has hosted a "first-day-of-issue" ceremony since the January 2014 unveiling of a stamp honoring Rosa Parks.

The Detroit area has one of the nation's largest Muslim populations.

This is the fifth "Eid stamp" and observes Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, which began this week. Eid al-Adha follows about two months later, capping the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.