Swiss Post’s multi-lingual stamps


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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. 

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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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