|On 1 December 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas 2007. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Victoria Raţă. 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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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is a man-made replication of such a tree and is often used instead of a live tree in order to retain the Christmas spirit and decorations without the care and maintenance of a cut tree. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Christmas_tree', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply 'Santa', is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas. However, in some European countries children receive their presents on St. Nicholas' Day, 6 December. The modern figure of Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, has part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop and gift-giver Saint Nicholas. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, this figure may have absorbed elements of the god Odin, who was associated with the Germanic pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. Over time, traits of this character and the British folklore character Father Christmas merged to form the modern Santa Claus known today. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Santa_Claus', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)