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Vietnam issues special stamps to celebrate folk games on Children’s Day
Vietnam issued a special set of stamps on International Children’s Day (June 1) featuring traditional folk games, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
The stamp set, released by the ministry and the Vietnam Post Corporation, also contains an envelope depicting several games such as tug-of-war, mandarin square capturing, jump rope, catching a goat while blindfolded, and snakes and dragons.
Each stamp measures 43 by 32mm with a face value of 4,000 VND, and the envelope is 90 by 60mm, with a face value of 19,000 VND.
The stamps were designed by acclaimed Vietnamese painter To Minh Trang of the Vietnam Post Corporation. They are in a range of bold colors evoking the Hang Trong folk painting style.
The stamps represent children’s games as well as unique Vietnamese folk customs, and will be available for purchase until Dec. 31, 2021.
Vietnam often issues stamp sets for notable events, including a recent set to honor the country’s strong response to the coronavirus pandemic