March 29th, 2018

World day of the sick marked by Croatian Post Mostar! A special commemorative stamp entered the postal circle

Tags: is glad to let our readers know that Croatian Post Mostar has released a special commemorative postage stamp in celebrating World day of the sick. The issue aims to draw attention to sick people and their problems. The stamp that is in postal traffic since February 11th 2018 was designed by Vlado Kraljević.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that health issues are often raised by philately and invite you to appreciate other interesting stamps on the “Health” theme.

World day of the sick is celebrated on February 11. The observation started by Pope John Paul II in 1992 as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The Pope himself had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year before, in 1991, and it is considered that his own illness was the reason for his designation of the day. On this day people also celebrate and commemorate Our Lady of Lourdes - the guardian of the sick.

On World day of the sick people around the world pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to relieve the sufferings of the sick on this day. And the religious organizations also mark this day by providing the sick with medicines, food, and spiritual guidance.


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