Vietnam Stamp Day announced

Tuesday, 2016-11-08 18:14:29
 Font Size:     |        Print

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan
 Font Size:     |  

NDO—The Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Post and the Vietnam Stamp Association have jointly announced the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1670/QD-TTg recognising August 27 as Vietnam Stamp Day.

At the ceremony held on November 8, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that the Vietnam Stamp Day aimed to affirm the historical role of stamps in the struggle for national independence as well as the development of the country.

The day also aims to honour stamp designers, to encourage the use and promotion of Vietnamese stamps, to boost stamp collection among the people and to raise the sense of responsibility of the whole society for developing stamps.

On August 27, 1946, the first self-designed set of Vietnamese stamps was printed to celebrate the country’s National Day.

Since then, more than 1,000 stamp sets containing 3,000 samples have been released in Vietnam.