14 August 2014

Baekje Cultural Festival


Date of Issue : 21 August 2014


Korea Post is to issue a new series of commemorative stamps on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Baekje Cultural Festival that will be held from September 26 to October 5, 2014 for 10 days in and around Buyeo-gun and Gongju city in Chungcheongnam-do.

Initiated by local residents, the Baekje Cultural Festival, now stretching beyond its local boundaries, has become a world cultural festival over the last 60 years. The festival is also a reminder of the cultural power of the Kingdom which had developed and spread its ancient culture to neighboring countries through international exchange.

The abundance of endless rice fields provided the basis of Baekje’s rich culture and created “the Great Gilt-bronze Incense Burner of Baekje” regarded as the essence of Baekje’s culture, “Gold Diadem Ornaments” resembling a blazing flame, “the Five-story Stone Pagoda at Jeongnimsa Temple Site” boasting a one-of-a-kind and refined beauty and “the Rock-carved Buddha Triad” carved with a simple and genial smile.


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Flags – Short Hand of History

An Exhibition on the Indian National Flag

Curated by Sekhar Chakrabarti


14 – 20 August 2014

Venue : Abanindranath  Tagore Gallery, ICCR, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata

Inauguration : 14 august 2014 at 5 PM


Kolkata Regional Centre of the ICCR, Govt. of India is hosting a unique exhibition from 14 - 20 August 2014 on the Indian National Flag in commemoration of the 68th anniversary of its adoption. The exhibition curated by noted philatelist Shri Sekhar Chakrabarti, features a rich collection of the National Flag symbol on myriad objects sourced from a plethora of expected and unexpected sources that are pieced together to reconstruct the history and the evolution of the National Flag.

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