1770 years of Edict of Milan stamps from Serbia
Serbian post launched a stamp issue to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. The Edict of Milan, signed in the spring 313 by the Roman emperors Constantine the Great and Licinius, is the best-known piece of legislation in the history of mankind. This edict made the Christian religion equal with other religions in the area of the Empire and conditions were acquired so few decades later (395) Christianity became state religion. The final result of the Edict of Milan is that nowadays one-third of humanity professes faith in Christianity.
The Programme of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the denoting of 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan throughout 2013 envisages a series of cultural-artistic events that are dedicated to this anniversary in Nis, Viminacium and Belgrade.
Nis, the hometown of Constantine the Great, represents the spiritual capital of Serbia, in which festivities in honour of the Edict of Milan will be held.