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Thai Traditional Festival Postage Stamps - Candle Processing Festival


Thai Traditional Festival Postage Stamps - Candle Processing Festival



Thai Traditional Festival Postage Stamps - Candle Processing Festival First Day Cover.

First Day Cover



Thai Traditional Festival Postage Stamps - Candle Processing Festival Souvenir Sheet.
Souvenir Sheet





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 Issue Name :

Thai Traditional Festival Postage Stamps - Candle Processing Festival

 Issue Date : 2009-07-06
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 3 Baht (4 Designs)
 Details : Dharma Candle Sculptures

Just before Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) Day, which falls on the 15th day of the waxing moon in the 8th lunar month, Buddhists all over Thailand usually hold a candle procession to offer wax candles to the monks. In Ubon Ratchaburi, an elaborate Candle Festival is held in July every year. Highlights of this Festival are a variety of wax candle sculpture contests, float contests, and a beauty contest. A large number of Thai and foreign tourists visit Ubon Ratchathani during this period to admire and appreciate these magnificent carved candles.

Ubon Ratchathani is home to a large number of master craftman in the art of wax candle carving and wwax adornment molding who can ecpertly apply ancient candle carving and local wisdom to the crafting of present-day exquisite Buddhist Lent Candles. This Festival reflects the Thai people's devout adherence to Buddhism, a religion that spans a period or over 2,500 years.


Quantity of stamps : 700,000 pieces per design
Composition : 20 stamps per sheet

Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer : Adisorn Pradid (Thailand Post Company Limited)

Souvenir Sheet Price : 20.00 Baht
Quantity of S/Sheet : 100,000 Sheets

FDC Price : 22.00 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 1X,000 covers
 Size : 30 x 48 mm. (Vertical-measured from perforation to perforation)
 Printer : Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


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