Tuesday, May 17

Kosovo 2022


Date of Issue: 9th May 2022

two stamps (1.- & 2.- €) and one souvenir-sheet (2.- €)

NOTE - those stamps don't bear the official Europa stamps logo - Kosovo isn't a PostEurop member !

both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps


The sad sculpture of a woman represents the legend of Rozafa, who sacrificed herself for the castle to stand, and not to be continuously destroyed. Her request to leave half of her body outside the castle wall to feed and care for the little child is exactly what made this castle special.

Even today, in the gardens and fields, the villagers place a human image: with body, arms, legs and head, dressed in clothes, more often with rags. Gogomeli was set up to have good crops, but also to scare away pests of crops. It is also called the Elder of the Garden, the Elder of the Garden, the Bride of the Garden, the Surrat of the Field, Coli (Picar) etc.

The block represents the myth of the Shaking of the old women. According to legend, an old woman had gone to the mountains with cattle to enjoy the good, warm, sunny weather of early spring. She was greeting winter, when winter had sought loan days from February, to freeze the old woman who was harassing her. So from that early time water still springs from the rock in the form of an old woman, who is said to be the "old woman's tears".

NOTE : the stamps issued by Kosovo aren't recognized on an international level, not by the UPU nor by PostEurop.

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