First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.

INDIA FDC KUMBH MELA FEB 2019
INDIA FDC FEB 2019-KUMBH MELA
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Stamps on Mahashivratri – Nepal

Stamps on Mahashivratri – Nepal

Mahashivratri is being celebrated today . It is a Festival in honour of Lord Shiva. Stampdigest extends greetings on Mahashivratri.

Nepal issued a stamp in honour of Mahasivaratri.

NEPAL SHIVRATRI
NEPAL STAMP ON MAHASHIVRATRI

India -Armenia Joint Issue – Folk Dances – Aug 2018

India -Armenia Joint Issue – Folk Dances – Aug 2018

India and Armenia issued a set of Two stamps and a Miniature sheet on Folk Dances on 29 Aug 2018. This was a Joint Issue between the Two Countries. India and Armenia established Diplomatic relations in Dec 1991 but cultural and traditional ties date back to 326 BC.

The stamps feature  “Hov Arek ” dance of Armenia on Rs 5 stamp and Manipuri Dance on Rs 25 stamp.  An FDC with stamps from India is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 INDIA ARMENIA JT ISSUE
INDIA FDC 2018 INDIA ARMENIA JOINT ISSUE

 

Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa -Stamps of Rwanda 1973

Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa -Stamps of Rwanda 1973

Rwanda issued stamps on Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa on 09 Apr 1973.

RWANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
RWANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1973

20c – Longombe – Box shaped soundbox that has arches with strings.

30c – Horn

50c- Gyil – Also known as Belafon and is a kind of Xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes. It has 16 to 27 Keys.

1F – Harp

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia -Ayurveda and Waterfalls- Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees 15 – Theme Bliss  – Isle of bliss. Ayurveda bath in aromatic oils and tropical flowers will breathe life into you.

Sri Lankan Rupees 15 – Theme Scenic – Waterfalls. Tea gardens. Ceylon Tea and cascading waters.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011

 

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 1
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

Barbados Festivals – Sheet of Barbados 2003

Barbados Festivals – Sheet of Barbados 2003

Barbados issued a sheet of 8 stamps with  Label on Barbados Festivals. The Sheet was issued on 24 Nov 2003 and contained all stamps in 45c denomination. The festivals featured are

45c -Oistins Fish Festival.Fisherman hauling in the catch.

45c – Barbados Jazz Festival. Saxophonist

45c – Crop over Festival. Costumed Man & Woman.

45c – National Independence Festival of Creative Arts.Dancers

45c – National Independence Festival of Creative Arts.Choir

45c – Crop over Festival. Three people in Costume.

45c – Barbados Jazz Festival.Bassist.

45c – Oistins Fish Festival. Fishboning.

MS BARBADOS FESTIVAL
MS BARBADOS FESTIVAL 2003- JAZZ FESTIVAL,CROP OVER FESTIVAL