Poetry is one of the most popular arts because it appeals to our emotions and feelings. Even one verse can change our perception of life that is why these words and authors who write them are very important for any person. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the two outstanding literary figures, Latvijas Pasts released two stamps that will be a real decoration of each stamp collection.
StampNews.com invites our readers to assess this fascinating set of stamps that were launched on occasion of the Poetry Day and the opening of the Poetry Post outlet.
In Latvia, 2015 is the year of Rainis and Aspazija. 2015 marks 150 years since the birth of these contemporaries and spouses. Rainis and Aspazija are authors and public figures at the European and global level. For more than a century, these personalities and their work have been a role model for Latvian literature and socio-political thought.
These great masters have made an invaluable contribution to bringing the western philosophical thought closer to Latvia and its development as well as nurturing the idea of a free and independent Latvia. In assessing the contribution of the poets, UNESCO has included the 150th anniversary of the two great names in the calendar of celebrations 2014 - 2015.