15 May 2023
Swiss Post’s new Pro Patria – Culture of Dialogue stamps and stamp sheet stress the importance to Swiss culture of lively communication across language and cultural borders.
Switzerland is a multilingual country with four national languages: German, French, Italisn and Romansh.
The 2023 stamps encourage people to reach out and speak to each other, featuring an empty speech bubble. With an invitation to dialogue the images offer a motivational suggestion from the Pro Patria foundation: what would people say to each other?
Stickers on the stamp sheet feature typical words and idioms from all four of Switzerland’s language regions.
The Pro Patria foundation began in 1909 and is committed to a Switzerland that is proud of its diversity and creates a home for everyone. 2023 is also the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s Federal Constitution, and the Pro Patria stamps ar a contribution to the anniversary celebrations.
For the first time in 80 years, the Pro Patria stamps are self-adhesive.
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