Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russia 2016 - Happy New Year!

ISSUE DATE: 1 December 2016
STAMP SIZE: 50 x 50 x 70 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: O. Shushlebina

In Russia, the New Year is one of the most important family celebrations, and its traditions are handed down from generation to generation. The New Year has been celebrated on 1 January since 1700 by a Decree of Emperor Peter I.

The main attribute and symbol of the holiday is the Christmas tree, which is installed in all Russian cities. Various festive contests, games and competitions take place in skating rinks and stadiums.

Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post

Russian Post