Valentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular among Taiwan’s youths. To continue the Valentine’s Day series, Taiwan Post issued another set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet. The motif is a heart-shaped pattern that consists of three roses in full bloom. Every rose constitutes six numbers: 201314, a play on the homonymic relation with the [...]
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Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day,or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
Chunghwa Post issued a set of four stamps introducing traditional Chinese festivals, featuring the Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. 1. The Chinese New Year (NT$5): Chinese New Year is characterized by auspicious celebrations that symbolize the idea of the old giving way to the new. The [...]
The Gibraltar International Jazz Festival is the first to be organised on the Rock and has been produced by Gibraltar’s Ministry of Culture in conjunction with the Gibraltar Jazz Society. The Jazz Festival is held at the centrally located Casemates Square, Gibraltar on the 28th, 29th and 30th June 2012. The headline performer is Avishai [...]
The Urs of Moinuddin Chishti started in 1212 A.D. It is celebrated every year in the first week of Islamic month of Rajab, on seeing the moon of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. Drums are beaten to herald the commencement of the annual ceremony. The word Urs is derived from “uroos”, which [...]
A predominantly Chinese community, Hong Kong maintains many of the customs of traditional Chinese festivals. Hongkong Post issues “Hong Kong Festivals” special stamps to present five traditional festivals and the way people celebrate them, highlighting the distinctive culture and social customs of our city. Tin Hau Festival ($1.40) – Tin Hau Festival falls on the [...]
Republic of Belarus issued the stamps devoted to the International festival of arts “Slavianski bazaar in Vitebsk”. The 20th International festival of arts “Slavianski bazaar in Vitebsk” is going to be held from 8 to 14 July 2011. One of the aims of the festival is to unite creative forces of countries with similar culture. [...]
Spanish post issued a stamp to celebrate the 425th anniversary of Fiesta de Sant Sebastià en El Pont de Suert. The origins of the Fiesta de Sant Sebastià en El Pont de Suert, which celebrates its 425th anniversary, the Cofradía (brotherhood) of the same name, although established in 1503, was not formalized until 1586. This [...]
Monaco post issued a postage stamp to mark the 35th International Festival to held in January.