Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Festive Cuisine.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Festivals are known as Festive Cuisines. The recipes have undergone some changes.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Festive Cuisines.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Festive Cuisine is listed.
Malpua – Pancake served as a dessert in the Indian sub-continent. It is Popular in Odhisa, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi. The festivals associated with this are Bhai Dhuj, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Raksha Bandhan.
Pongal – It is a rice dish popular in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The festivals associated with this are Pongal and Makar Sakranti.
Motichur Laddoo – Laddoos are the most popular sweet dish across all states, all festivals and different religions as well. The most delicious is Motichur Laddoo.
Gujhiya – Sweet dumpling made from flour and is filled with roasted dry fruits, coconut etc. It associated with Northern states of India, Bihar, UP, MP and Jharkhand. It is synonymous with the Festival of Colors -Holi.
Seviyan – It is a traditional Indian sweet. Sevai is cooked in milk and sugar. Garnished with saffron and served during Eid.
Thekua – It is a traditional sweet dish of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is sweet and crunchy and prepared during Chhath Puja.
Morocco issued a stamp on Mausoleum of Mohammed V on 10 Nov 1971. This Mausoleum is a tomb and mosque built in memory of King Mohammed V by his son King Hassan II. Its construction started in 1962 and was completed in 1971.
It is a classic example of Alaouite dynasty’s architectural style. Apart from Mohammed V, it is the final resting place for his son King Hassan IIand Prince Abdallah. it is located in Yacoub Al Mansour Square in Rabat and is a holy place visited by many tourists.
A set of stamps was issued by Morocco on this Mausoleum on 10 Nov 1971.
Living Together Cartoons on Stamps – Australia 1988.
Australia issued a set of 26 stamps by 26 cartoonists on Living together cartoons. The stamps were issued on 17 Feb 1988 and 16 Mar 1988. A FDC with six stamps from 2nd issue released on 16 Mar 1988 is listed.
Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (Firdausi) (c940 -1020) was a Persian Poet and author of Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”) which is considered to be World’s longest epic poem written by a single poet. It is also the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of Literature.
He was born into a family of Iranian landowners ( Dehqans) in 940 in the village of Paj, near the city of Tus, in the region of Khorasan of the Samanid Empire. His later works were completed under the Ghaznavid empire.
Iran issued a set of 16 Large Stamps /Sheetlets / Miniatures on 27 Dec 1990 to mark an International Congress on Works of Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi. Some Catalogues list them as stamps some as sheetlets. They are Imperforate and each is 60x75mm in size. Six have a face value of 100r and 10 have a face value of 200r each.
Jumeirah Archaeological Sites were first excavated in 1969. This site dates back to 9th & 11th Century AD, today owned and managed by Dubai Cultural and Arts Society. Pottery, tools and Coins unearthed here are displayed in Dubai Museum. It is a tourist attraction.
Beit Al Qur’an is a unique Islamic International Institution dedicated to service the Holy Qu’ran. It is located in Manama, Bahrain and has Al Furqan Library, Al Hayat Museum, Al Khalifa Lecture Hall, Yousif Bin Ahmed School for Quranic Studies & Abdul Rahman Kanoo Mosque. Bahrain issued three stamps and a First Day Cover on 18 Feb 2001 on its 10th Anniversary.