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Stamp from Lithuania for Mothers with a Drawing of a Three-Year-Old Girl

Stamp from Lithuania for Mothers with a Drawing of a Three-Year-Old Girl
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This year Lithuania Post is inviting to congratulate all mothers on the occasion of Mother's Day by sending a postcard with a stamp created specially for this day. The stamp dedicated to Mother's Day is special for its author, namely a three-year-old girl Gryte Kucinskaite.

"The rules of the contest said that a child's drawing must be used for the design of the stamp. As my niece likes drawing, I have decided to put on the stamp her work.

Up till now, my stamp designs have never been among the winners, and the work of my three-year-old niece became the best at once. It seems that my three-year-old niece is a better painter than I am," the artist and the author of the stamp Egle Jakutaviciute said.

This is the first stamp ever dedicated to Mother's Day issued in Lithuania. The stamp will be released on Saturday, May 4th. The stamp dedicated to Mother's Day will be issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover, sheet, and maximum card will be released. On Saturday, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation in Vilnius Main Post Office.

In Lithuania, Mother's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. This is an ancient Lithuanian holiday.  On this day, Mothers are congratulated by children and men: they are trying to do all domestic chores.

Mother's Day is celebrated in spring, as Mother is a symbol of soil. Thus in spring, while praising the soil to be it fertile, mothers are also remembered.

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