Tuesday, July 23, 2013
1981 EUROPA - Foklore and Feasts - Faroe Islands 15.12.1981
In 1981 (35 countries ; 69 stamps) the theme of EUROPA stamps was folklore and feasts. That was also the year when for the first time the Azores and Madeira issued Europa stamps under their own name. These Faroese stamps and the cover depict the traditional Faroese Dance Bandadansur - a living mediaeval heritage without comparison in Europe. The Faroese dance is a living mediaeval heritage without comparison in Europe. It is very common among young people. At village festivals many of the dancers wear the Faroese costume.
My dear friend Merja gave me this nice FDC.