New Irish Stamp on Saint Patrick’s Day

\"irelandIreland has  issued a stamp to mark Saint Patrick’s Day, one of the world’s best-known national holidays on 20th February 2014.Saint Patrick’s Day is named after Irish patron saint, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461). It is celebrated every year, on 17 March, but not just in Ireland. It is a public holiday in Newfoundland, Labrador and Montserrat while the parades and celebrations are big events in the United States, Britain, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.This year’s stamp, designed by graphic designer Oonagh Young, is based on a photograph by Edward Coady featuring an image of Saint Patrick.The image is a detail from a stained glass window in Saint Canice’s Church in Kilkenny, which is one of the most important ecclesiastical settlements in Ireland.

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