14 June 2016

Summer Holidays ....

Date of Issue : 21 June 2016

Here is a beautiful stamp to be issued by Israel Post on 21st June featuring summer season in Israel. It is a wonderful stamp with  exquisite design  featuring the fun of summer season. As usual the tab of this stamp is very nice depicting ball and slippers ...In fact the whole issue is in holiday mood..... Nice stamp for Tourism theme...I wish I could get this lovely stamp !

Seasons in Israel...
Summer is the driest and hottest season of the year. The days are longer. The green and colorful landscapes give way to grey hues and dryness after the first heat waves of summer. This is the most awaited time of the year for Israeli people as well as tourists from around the world. 
“Oh my country, my homeland, bold rocky mountain”, wrote poet Shaul Tchernichovsky, who came from forested and water abundant Ukraine to the dry, brown-gold summer of Eretz Israel. But in the fields crops ripen and summer fruit appears in orchards, a celebration of flavors and colors. Naomi Shemer describes the fruit stalls in the “Market Song”: “There are mountains of watermelons next to hills of apples”.
Summer is children’s favorite season. They are finally on vacation, there is time for hiking, trips and having fun. Lots of free time. Summer means going to the beach, taking a dip in the cool blue water and building castles in the sand.
From the theme song for the children’s television program Carousel, whichdescribed the seasons of the year:
“So come whirl round on the carousel
Down and up and all around,
So come whirl round on the carousel
In summer, winter, autumn and spring…”

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