Monday, March 9, 2015

Poland 2015 Stamp Issue


 :: THEME: Easter
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 2.35 PLN, 5.20 PLN
   :: ISSUE DATE: 6 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Agnieszka Sancewicz

Easter (Old English usually Ēastrun) also called Pasch (derived, through Latin: Pascha and Greek Πάσχα Paskha, from Aramaic: פסחא‎, cognate to Hebrew: פֶּסַח‎ Pesaḥ), or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

Easter in polish: Wielkanoc (literally Great Night)

The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), commemorating the Last Supper and its preceding foot washing, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In western Christianity, Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth. In Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus: though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

ISSUE DATE: 6 March 2015
CIRCULATION: 6 000 000 / 2 000 000
STAMP DESIGN: Agnieszka Sancewicz
STAMP SIZE: 25.5 mm x 31.25 mm
SHEET LAYOUT: 100 stamps per sheet
PAPER: fluorescent
PRINTING: photogravure

Easter / Wielkanoc
Single Stamps / Pojedyncze Znaczki


Easter / Wielkanoc

Cancelled Single Stamps / Pojedyncze Znaczki Kasowane

Easter / Wielkanoc
First Day Cover (FDC)


Easter / Wielkanoc

First Day Cover (FDC)