Date of Issue : 4 February 2015
World Cancer Day - 4th February
Here is a new stamp on medical theme. Algerian Post marked World Cancer Day with a new stamp issue. The stamp with an original design was released on the 4th of February.
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.
World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level, to harness and mobilize these solutions and catalyze positive change. By moving forward together we have the potential to show: Cancer. It is not beyond us.
European Capital of Culture
Date of Issue : 18 February 2015
Czech Post introduced its special stamp honoring “European Capital of Culture” ‒ a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which the city has the chance to present its cultural life and development to Europe. The 2015 European Capitals of Culture will be Plzeň, West Bohemia, and Mons, Belgium. The appointment is considered as an initiative to boost cultural development and changes in the appointed city.
The stamp features festive fireworks as an actual and symbolic expression of a display of ideas and events. St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral depicted on the stamp is the main landmark of Plzeň commemorating the hundreds of years of its cultural tradition. The fountain in the background embodies the present-day city. The stamp was released on the 18th of February.
The Plzeň ‒ European Capital of Culture 2015 is a major cultural project of one year during which the city will present to Europe its rich and diverse cultural life and development. At the same time, the project is intended to help develop the entire region. The programme includes over 650 cultural events of many different genres, such as theatre, music, exhibitions, architecture, dance, public-space installations, community events, education projects, meetings.