Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2024

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The most important and greatest Christian holiday – the day of eternal joy, the Resurrection of Christ, is celebrated in memory of the day when Christ, the Son of God, defeated death.

Easter is a moving holiday, it is always celebrated on a Sunday, and the date is calculated based on the date of the full moon that preceded Christ´s Resurrection in 30 BC and can fall between 4 April and 8 May according to the Gregorian calendar, or between 22 March and 25 April according to the old Julian calendar. The decision to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ was made at the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea in 325. The Orthodox Church celebrates Easter according to the Julian calendar.

Easter is preceded by a seven-week fast, and the last week before Easter is called Great. Many folk customs are associated with this week, and the one that children love the most is colouring and giving eggs, which are actually a symbol of Resurrection. The first egg is dyed red and in many parts of our country this egg is called «guardian» and is kept all year, until the next Easter. The Day of Christ´s Resurrection is celebrated with a solemn liturgy in churches, and the believing people are greeted with the words: «Christ is Risen», «Truly He is Risen».

Artistic realisation of the issue: MA Marija Vlahovic, academic graphic artist

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