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2020

Easter

Easter Sunday is the date of the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection. The date is not fixed, but denotes the same season of the year and the same relationship to the preceding astronomical full moon that occurred at the time of His resurrection in 30 A.D.

Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays. This is a day of eternal joy, the day when Christ, the Son of God, conquered the death. By the act of resurrection Jesus Christ proved his divine power and opened the gate of eternal life, joy and happiness that we can find in our faith.

On Easter Sunday morning the church bells toll, and the people, together with their priest, go around the church. After the third round they stand in front of the church door. The priest carries the cross, candle and the censer and chants the Easter hymn. The door open and they enter the church where liturgy continues. When it ends, people greet each other with the words: “The Christ has resurrected”, and “Indeed he has”. There are many customs connected with Easter Sunday, and certainly one of them that children like best, is colouring and offering of eggs. The first egg is coloured red and in many parts of our country it is called “The house keeper” and is kept for the whole year, until the next Easter.

Expert collaboration: The Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.

Artistic realization of the issue: MA Nadežda Skočajić, academic graphic artist.

Lunar Horoscope – year of the rat

The lunar calendar is based on cycles of lunar phases, although most of the lunar calendars are actually lunisolar calendars. This means that the calendar months correspond to lunar cycles; however, intercalary months are occasionally added to harmonize these cycles with the solar year. Among these calendars are Chinese, Hebrew and Hindu calendars, as well as most calendar systems used in ancient times. Lunar calendars differ according to which day the month begins. In the Chinese calendar, the first day is astronomically determined by the conjunction of the Sun and the Moon in the Chinese time zone.

Chinese Zodiac belongs to the oldest known astrological systems. It consists of 12 signs, each of which rules over one lunar year. These zodiac signs bear the names of animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig). In addition to the basic signs, elements are also quite important in Chinese horoscope: wood, metal, water, fire and earth. Chinese astrology is based on the know-ledge of ancient astronomers and the traditional Chinese calendar. It is also associated with ancient teachings about three harmonies – heaven, earth and water, Wu Xing teachings, Yin and Yang, five planets, 10 celestial streams and 12 earth branches, etc.

According to the lunar horoscope, 2020 is the year of the Rat and it begins on Saturday, January 25th. Persons born under this zodiac sign are intelligent, energetic, and they can adapt to any situation, solving each problem with ease. The inherent confidence, charm, hard work, discipline and passionate dedication give people born in this sign a great chance to have a successful career and even get rich.

According to the lunar horoscope, 2020 will be a year of new beginnings. The Year of the Rat will be strong and prosperous for all signs of the lunar horoscope, so determination should be shown in achieving the goals, because the Year of the Rat is excellent, both for new beginnings and for development and advancement in general.

Artistic realization: MA Boban Savić, academic painter.

Italian Navy for the Serbian Army in the Great War

In the middle of the winter of 1915/1916 the Serbian Army, in the jaws of the army of the Central Powers, was forced to retreat followed by masses of people. On the Albanian coastline of the Adriatic they were all saved thanks to the magnificent humanitarian-military operation of the Italian Royal Navy. From December 12, 1915 to February 29, 1916 the Ita-lian Navy evacuated from Albania: 260,895 Serbian soldiers and refugees, 24,000 Austrian soldiers – prisoners of war of the Serbian Army, 10,153 horses, 68 cannons and 300,000 tons of food and supplies. Along with the Serbian Army and people, the Serbian Parliament, Government, Church, head of the Military, King, archives and treasures were evacuated. A total of 248 water crossings were conducted utilizing 350 ships. After long years of grueling trench warfare, only the Serbian Army was able to break through the Salonika Front and with continuous progress it determined the victory of the Allies in the Great War. But there would not have been that victorious Serbian Army if a few years earlier the Italian Royal Navy had not been on the coasts of Albania to extend a helping hand and deliver it to safety. The evacuation of the Serbian Army and people is a precursor to today’s humanitarian operations and still remains recorded as the most important and most complex operation of international humanitarian assistance and rescue of all time. By issuance of appropriate postage stamps on the Centennial of conclusion of the Paris Peace Conference, we pay tribute to those who sacrificed their own lives to save hundreds of thousands of civilians and soldiers. This is the best way to recall the enormity of the tragedy of war, even when it inspires such extraordinary episodes of solidarity and friendship of two peoples.

Motifs on the stamps: 27 RSD – Medua: Italian ships were waiting for them; 40 RSD – Brindisi: His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar of Serbia and His Excellency Slobodan Jovanovic unloading. Accompanying them His Excellency Vice Admiral Emanuele Cutinelli Rendina, Commander of Operations for the transport of the Serbian Army; 54 RSD – Brindisi: Serbian Field Marshal Radomir Putnik disembarking from an Italian anti-torpedo boat; 70 RSD – Brindisi: Serbian officers disembarking. Motifs on the vignettes: 1 – Arta near Vlora: Wounded Serbs with medical staff; 2 – Durres: To the Italian ships, the ships of salvation; 3 – Serbian refugees disembarking at an Italian port; 4 – Bari: Serbian wounded disembarking at the italian port.

Expert collaboration: Mila Mihajlovic, Ph.D. historian, author of the Project “For the Serbian Army – The Forgotten Story”

Graphic realization of the stamps: MA Jakša Vlahović, academic graphic artist

2019

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Technical Informations

Date of Issue: 23.5.2019

Number of stamps: 1

Sheet: 100

Face value in RSD: 23,00

Artistic realization: Marina Kalezić

Size of stamps: 23,2 x 24,65 mm

Quantity: 23,00 RSD=2.000.000

Printing process: offset 4/0

Paper: Muflep 100 gr/m2 gum

Perforation: 13 ¼

Milutin Milanković

Milutin Milanković

Technical Informations

Date of Issue: 23.5.2019

Number of stamps: 1

Sheet: 100

Face value in RSD: 35,00

Artistic realization: Marina Kalezić

Size of stamps: 23,2 x 24,65 mm

Quantity: 23,00 RSD=200.000

Printing process: offset 4/0

Paper: Muflep 100 gr/m2 gum

Perforation: 13 ¼

Children’s online safety Technical informations

Children’s online safety Technical informations

Technical informations

Date of Issue: 1.8.2019

Number of stamps: 1

Sheet: 100

Face value in RSD: 4,00

Artistic realization: Boban Savić

Size of stamps: 23,2 x 24,65 mm

Quantity: 1.500.000

Printing process: offset 4/0

Paper: Muflep 100 gr/m2 gummed

Perforation: 13 ¼

Žiča monastery

Žiča monastery

Technical informations

Date of Issue: 7.11.2019

Number of stamps: 1

Sheet: 100

Face value in RSD: 27,00

Artistic realization: Miroslav Nikolić

Size of stamps: 23,2 x 24,65 mm

Quantity: 4.000.000

Printing process: offset 4/0

Paper: Muflep 100 gr/m2 gummed

Perforation: 13 ¼

Butterfly stonecrop – Hylotelephium spectabile (Boreau) Ohba and European honey bee – Apis mellifera L.

Butterfly stonecrop – Hylotelephium spectabile (Boreau) Ohba and European honey bee – Apis mellifera L.

Technical informations

Date of Issue: 7.11.2019

Number of stamps: 1

Sheet: 100

Face value in RSD: 40,00

Artistic realization: Nadežda Skočajić

Size of stamps: 23,2 x 24,65 mm

Quantity: 200.000

Printing process: offset 4/0

Paper: Muflep 100 gr/m2 gummed

Perforation: 13 ¼