|On 12 December 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas 2006 (Winter Holidays). The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
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Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning 'Christ's Mass') is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. Read more..
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«Rolling the Burning Wheel on Christmas Eve» by Valerii Metleaev (1988)
«Malanca» by Mihail Statnîi (1986)
«Malanca» by Elena Bontea (1973)
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)