12 May 2013

Happy Mother’s Day..





Happy Mother’s Day !!

12th May is celebrated as Mother’s day in many countries. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in different parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.It is is one of the most emotional, beautiful, heart-touchy days specially celebrated to show the true power behind motherhood. Happy Mother’s Day !!

Stamp on Mother’s Day from Lithuania


Day of Issue : 4 May 2013

This year Lithuania Post  congratulated all mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day by sending a postcard with a stamp created specially for this day. The stamp dedicated to Mother’s Day is special for its author, namely a three-year-old girl Gryte Kucinskaite.

This is the first stamp ever dedicated to Mother’s Day issued in Lithuania. The stamp was released on Saturday, May 4th. The stamp dedicated to Mother’s Day has been issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover, sheet, and maximum card have also been released. In Lithuania, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. This is an ancient Lithuanian holiday.  On this day, Mothers are congratulated by children and men: they are trying to do all domestic chores.

Mother’s Day is celebrated in spring, as Mother is a symbol of soil. Thus in spring, while praising the soil to be it fertile, mothers are also remembered.

Stamp on International Firefighter’s Day


International Firefighter’s Day is celebrated on the 4th May, on the feast of St. Florian patron saint of firefighters. St. Florian was a high ranking officer in the Roman legions of the Emperor Diocletian at the time of the last great persecution of Christians. To commemorate this day  Croatian post Ltd. Mostar has issued commemorative postage stamp.

Fire activities today are performed by fire troops, volunteer fire departments and fire communities as professional and charitable organizations. Firefighters are trained in fire fighting, participating in the implementation of preventive measures for protection against fire and explosions, rescue of people and property endangered by fire and explosions, providing the technical assistance in accidents and dangerous situations and in performing of other tasks in environmental and other accidents. Since it is a demanding and complex job, in fire departments, the organization and teamwork is needed, where theoretical and practical education in classroom or on the training ground is conducted on daily basis.


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