Flower Festival – Stamps of Portugal Madeira 2015.

Flower Festival – Stamps of Portugal Madeira 2015.

A stamp on Flower festival featuring Flower Carpet was issued by Portugal Madeira on 16 Apr 2015.

PORTUGAL FLORA
PORTUGAL MADEIRA 2015- FLOWER FESTIVAL
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World Festival of Youth & Students – GDR 1984.

World Festival of Youth & Students – GDR 1984.

FDJ or Free German Youth is the official Youth Movement in erstwhile GDR. World Festival of Youth and students was held under the FDJ in GDR in 1984. A set of se-tenant stamps with a vignette of FDJ was issued by GDR on 09 May 1989 (30 years ago).

A First Day Cover with stamps sent from GDR to Poland is listed. The 20+5 Pf stamp features Buildings in Pyongyang and 20 Pf stamp features buildings in inner city Berlin.

GDR YOUTH FESTIVAL
GDR FDC 1989-WORLD FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH

International Bergama Festival – Turkey 1976.

International Bergama Festival – Turkey 1976.

The International Bergama Festival and Folklore festival was held in Bergama Turkey in 1976. A Special cover with cancellation issued on 26 May 1976 to celebrate this occasion is listed.

TURKEY INT FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
TURKEY 1976- INTERNATIONAL BERGAMA FESTIVAL.

Stamps on Four Sights -Sri Lanka Vesak 2013.

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East, South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS4
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 4-Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS5
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 5-Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

Stamps on Four Sights -Buddhism -Sri Lanka Stamps Vesak 2013

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East, South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15-Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50-Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

 

 

 

 

Folk Culture -Papua New Guinea 1974.

Folk Culture -Papua New Guinea 1974.

Papua New Guinea issued a set of stamps featuring Folk Culture. Two stamps on FDC are listed.

PNG FDC 1
PAPUA NEW GUINEA FDC 1974- FOLK CULTURE

$2- Date of Issue  07 Aug 1974   -Enga Sing Sing (Enga District)

6c -Date of Issue  07 Aug 1974 -Pig Exchange -Western Highlands.

Festival of France – Special Cover 1989.

Festival of France – Special Cover 1989.

France celebrated the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989. France issued a stamp of 2.20 Fr on 01 Jan 1989 to commemorate the Bicentenary. Embassy of France in India issued a Special cover to celebrate the Bicentenary of French Revolution and Festival of France in India. The Cover was issued in New Delhi on 14 Jul 1989 using the French Stamp with India Post Cancellation. A Unique cover.

FRANCE FESTIVAL IN INDIA 1989
FRANCE 1989 -FESTIVAL OF FRANCE IN NEW DELHI