On December 15, an overprinted postage stamp dedicated to New Year was put into postal circulation

New Year is the most beloved and long-desired holiday for most Russians, and the traditions of its celebration are an integral part of the life of every child and adult.

In our country, the New Year holiday has been celebrated by the Gregorian calendar since January 1, 1700. The day began with folk festivals and amusements on Red Square in Moscow. To symbolize the national holiday, cannons were fired, fireworks were launched, and people had fun, sang songs, danced, congratulated each other and gave presents to the nearest and dearest. It was at that time that celebrating the arrival of New Year and making a wish with the chime of bells became a good tradition.

Postage stamp No. 2049 of 2015 features a winter panorama of the Moscow Kremlin and a surcharge, and the margins are embellished with a snowflake design.

Design Artist: O. Savina; Design: M. Miloradova (surcharge).
Face value: 48 rubles.
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm, sheet size: 160×160 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 48 thousand stamps (6 thousand sheets).

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