Jun 14, 2009

Estonia FDC on "125th Anniversary of Estonian National Flag"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


125th Anniversary of Estonian National Flag

Date of Issue : 05 June 2009

The idea of the blue, black and white colour combination was conceived in the spirit of the Estonian national awakening on 29 September 1881 in Tartu, at the founding meeting of the student fraternity Vironia (later the Estonian Students’ Society). The first tricolour was made in 1884 and was blessed on 4 June 1884 at the Otepää parsonage. Later, the flag was associated with Estonian patriotism and was adopted as the national flag after the Republic of Estonia declared its independence on 24 February 1918. The use of the national colours was prohibited in Soviet Estonia. The historical flag was brought out of hiding during the Singing Revolution and the blue, black and while tricolour was flown from the top of the Pikk Hermann tower once again on 24 February 1989 after a period of 45 years.

A very nice FDC from Estonia. The cancellation for this issue is rather special. I seldom find a postmark full of words. But, I don't know what the words means.

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