This stamp issue from Bosnia and Herzegovina is dedicated to one of European's largest Marian shrines, which is visited every year by millions of pilgrims.
On 25th June 1981, six young people from Herzegovinian parish Medjugorje on the hill Crnica, on the part called Podbrdo (Apparition HIll), had an encounter with the woman, who they recognized as Our Lady. They were: Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Marija Pavlovic and Jakov Colo. From that day till today, the Our Lady calls mankind on peace between the God and man, to peace between people.
There are three special places in Medjugorje. The parish church dedicated to the patron of pilgrims - St. Jacob, the Apparition Hill, where the visionaries first testified about encounter with the Lady and the Cross Mountain, the place of worshiping of Christ