Latvijas Pasts in collaboration with the Latvian parents’ organisation Mammamuntetiem.lv has released a special stamp in honour of Father’s Day, which is a visual continuation of the Mother’s Day stamp issued on the 8th of May 2019. The first day cancellation of the stamp is scheduled to take place at the specially created improvised post office during the Father's Day Festival hosted in Vērmanes Garden, Riga by Mammamuntetiem.lv from 12 PM to 5 PM on the 8th of September. The presentation of the stamp will be held at the same place at 2 PM and will see the participation of the Manager of Mammamuntetiem.lv Inga Akmentiņa-Smildziņa, representatives of the management of Latvijas Pasts and the artist of the stamp Kristīne Lapsa-Kalniņa.
The face value of the stamp dedicated to Father’s Day is € 0.50, which corresponds to the cost of sending a Class B letter within Latvia. The print run of the stamp is 80,000 copies and its release is accompanied by the issue of a special cover with a print run of 1,000 copies.
The new stamp in collaboration with Mammamuntetiem.lv has been issued in honour of Father’s Day, which will be celebrated in Latvia on the 8th of September this year – thus creating a set of stamps together with the Mother’s Day stamp issued this May, conveying the message of the value and importance of the family in society.
The presentation of the Father’s Day Stamp will take place at 2 PM on the 8th of September at the improvised post office created specifically for this event in the Vērmanes Garden area, where the traditional Father’s Day Festival organised by Mammamuntetiem.lv will be held. At this post office it will be possible to purchase the new stamps and stamp them with a special first day postmark throughout the event from 12 PM to 5 PM.
The stamp and the cover Father’s Day can be viewed here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 27th of September.
About SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with around 3,800 employees. The quality measurements of Latvijas Pasts domestic mail deliveries are regularly conducted by Kantar TNS, one of the leading market, social and media research agencies in Latvia. In turn, the quality measurements of the cross-border deliveries are provided within the framework of the International Post Corporation through the intermediary of the research companies Kantar TNS, Ipsos and Quotas.
The Latvian parents’ organisation Mammamuntetiem.lv is a social entrepreneur whose main activity is related to informing parents, educating them and representing parents’ interests. Holding events and campaigns aimed at strengthening family values is an important area of the organisation’s activities. One of the priorities of Mammamuntetiem.lv is to promote Father’s Day with the goal of encouraging the engagement of the father and the child in leisure activities together and increasing awareness in society on the importance of the father in the child’s life. This is the seventh consecutive year that the organisation holds the Father’s Day parade and festival, which will take place in Vērmanes Garden on the 8th of September. For more information please visit www.tevadiena.lv.
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