StampNews.com got to know that Argentinian Post issue a special stamp to celebrate the National Day of Agriculture. The stamp was presented and put into circulation on the 6th of September.
The launch of the stamp took place at the City of Hope – Esperanza, where this event is celebrated every year with great turnout of visitors.
Esperanza was the first formally organized agricultural colony in Argentina, formed by 200 families of immigrants from Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg who arrived during January and February 1856. The original name of the city was Colonia Esperanza that is "Colony Hope".
The city was the third one in the province to have a Municipal Council, after Rosario and Santa Fe, on 1861-05-04. It was declared the head town of its department in 1884. In 1892 it hosted the first Agricultural Congress of the Republic.
In 1944 the national government decreed that September 8, the feast of the birth of the Virgin Mary (patron of Esperanza), was to be the National Day of the Agricultural Worker, and in 1979 Esperanza was declared permanent seat of the National Festival of Agriculture and National Agricultural Worker Day.