Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning 'Christ's Mass') is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.
As in previous years, the Post of Moldova is allowing us to discover some traditional and folk habits in the country through this new series entitled "Sărbători de iarnă" ("Winter Holiday") issued on December 3, 2011.
This series designed by Alexandru Kornienko, consisting of one stamp (L 1.20, print run : 200,000) and a souvenir sheet (L 4.50, print run : 24,000) appears on the First Day cover below with the special cancellation from Chişinău. Read more..
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