New Year A – New Year Symbols

Date of issue: 08.11.2019
Author: Zadruga.traparij
Motive: New Year A – New Year Symbols
Printed by: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Printing Process and Layout: 4-colour offset in self-adhesive sheets of 50 stamps and self-adhesive booklets of 12 stamps
Paper: self-adhesive, 100 g/m2
Size: 23.76 x 30.80 mm
Perforation: Serpentine die cut
SKU: 905904
€0.62

Distinctive features of New Year’s celebrations

New Year’s celebrations, combined with the Feast of Saint Sylvester, are a relatively young cultural phenomenon in the form we know them today and did not begin to be widespread until the twentieth century. Just as for other festivities, a specific symbolism has developed for New Year. Originally spread via postcards and greeting cards, today it is largely transmitted via online communication, although it is still present on postage stamps. It is not only symbols that mark the New Year: other distinctive signs and phenomena are also present. In the first place, snow – even in those parts of the world where people see in the New Year on a sunny beach. Another New Year phenomenon, already almost a symbol in itself, is the practice of decorating an evergreen conifer (spruce, pine or fir), which in Slovenia began to be known as the “New Year’s Fir” after the Second World War. Just like the Christmas tree, the New Year’s Fir can be decorated in a wide variety of ways, although today examples that reflect individual creativity are becoming increasingly rare. And New Year has also become an opportunity for the giving of gifts, although sadly today these are more likely to be material presents than gifts of the spiritual kind!

 


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New Year A – New Year’s Fir

Date of issue: 09.11.2018
Author: Zadruga traparij
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