Malta's 2015 SEPAC stamp on the theme of Culture

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29 June 2015
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imports_CCGB_i15009-d_23009.jpg Malta's 2015 SEPAC stamp on the theme of Culture
Malta Post has issued three stamps featuring Maltese religious festivals, in an issue which includes the country's SEPAC 2015 stamp. ...
Malta Post has issued three stamps featuring Maltese religious festivals, in an issue which includes the country's Small European Postal Administration (SEPAC) 2015 stamp.

The three stamps feature photographs showing Maltese religious festivals. Religion plays a big part in Malta, with the island nation boasting around 365 churches and chapels - one for every day of the year. Each town and village on the island, and neighbouring island Gozo, celebrates the feast day of its patron saint with festival celebrations which include a parade, fireworks, religious services and market stalls.

The statue featured on the €0.26 stamp illustrates the feast of St George in Victoria, Gozo which is celebrated in summer during several days of festivities, cultural fare and popular entertainment. St George is considered to be an important Christian martyr, revered since the beginning of the 4th century AD.

The statue of the Risen Christ which is portrayed on the €1.16 value is carried around the streets of many towns and villages on Easter Sunday accompanied by a band playing festive tunes. At the end of this procession, the way is cleared and the statue-bearers take a run to carry the Risen Christ triumphantly back into the church. The photo on the stamp was captured in Zebbug, Malta.

The €0.59 value shows a boat race taking place in Valletta's large harbour, as part of festival celebrations. This stamp is Malta's contribution to the SEPAC 2015 theme of Culture and the photo on the stamp was taken at the Malta Regatta, one of the country's National Days.

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(Images copyright Malta Post)
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