The Sõru (Sõrro) leading lights are situated on the southeast coast of Hiiumaa at 487 meters from each other. The history of the Sõru lights started about a hundred years ago when numerous timber lighthouses and day lights were put up, including the first lights to mark the shipping route from Väinameri to Sõru port. In 2014 the Sõru leading lights will be 80 years old.
Sitno National Nature Reserve Date of Issue : 10 October 2014
The stamps feature Oryctes nasicornis (Top FDC) and Lucanus Cervus (Bottom FDC).
The European Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) is one of two species of the subfamily Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), which lives mainly throughout the tropics, living in Slovakia.
Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus) is our largest and most massive beetle. It is characterized by very conspicuous sexual dimorphism. Males grow up to a length of 90 mm, while females grow up to approximately 50 mm.
90th Anniversary of the International Peace Marathon in Košice Date of Issue : 5 October 2014
The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the sixth-oldest in the world. The first course was held in 1924. The marathon takes place each year on the first October Sunday. The first women's race was held in 1980.
The Slovak National Uprising Date of Issue : 29 August 2014
The Slovak National Uprising (SNP) of 1944 represents one of the greatest armed anti-fascist events taking place during the years of the World War II.
The postage stamp is based on the impressive work of the academic sculptor Jozef Jankovič from 1969, “Obete varujú” (Victims warn us), being a part of the SNP memorial in Banská Bystrica. The memorial silhouette is included in the special postmark. A motive of the first day cover is the town castle in Banská Bystrica and includes also the coat of arms of the town.
Andrej Hlinka (1864 – 1938) Date of Issue : 26 September 2014
A Roman Catholic priest, papal pronotary, and native of a simple family of a raftsman and peasant from Černová, urban area of Ružomberok, became one of the most outstanding figures of the modern Slovak history from the end of the 19th to the 1st half of the 20th century through the way he lived his life.
China 60th Anniversary of the National People's Congress
Date of Issue : 15 September 2014
The year 2014 sees the 60th anniversary of the National People's Congress (NPC). The 1st Session of the 1st NPC was held on 15 September 1954, marking the establishment of the system of people's congresses across the nation.
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