new Lithuania stamp issues
 #1042  by Audrius
Issue date: 2014 02 15
670 2.00 Lt – Masks of traditional Lithuanian festival of Shrove Tuesday also known as Mardi Gras.

In Lithuania the Shrove Tuesday is called Užgavėnės. People eat pancakes (blynai) and Lithuanian-style doughnuts called spurgos. The festival is a celebration of the imminent end of the winter. It is beyond doubt that it was originally a pagan festival, lately closely associated with Christianity which has become popular celebration across Europe and other countries.

Design:Irma Balakauskaitė
Details: Offset printing. Art paper. Stamp 30 x 36 mm.
Edition: 80 thousand
Printer: “Garsų pasaulis“ printing house (Vilnius).

Along with the postage stamp, the first day cover also is issued.
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