19 November 2020
Issued on: 2020-11-19
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 0.34€, 0.41€, 0.64€
Christmas is undoubtedly a celebration of love, joy and offering. All the houses are festively decorated and the housewives prepare all kinds of traditional sweets, filling the house with aromas and tastes.
The two stamps present traditional Cypriot sweets in Christmas format.
0.34€ Wreath Made of Desserts
0.41€ Dessert Tree
The €0.64 stamp illustrates the Nativity of Christ, from a fresco (end of the 12th century) in the Christos Antifonitis Church in Kalograia, which is an interpretation of the style of the Constantinople’s post-Comnenian art. At the opening of the cave, the Virgin Mary is depicted lying on a bed. On the left, in a built manger-sarcophagus, Christ is depicted swaddled. On the right are the Shepherds and below the bathing scene. After the Turkish invasion, the figure of the Virgin Mary was removed, irreparably destroying this unique composition.