|Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan at the ceremony to launch Vietnam Stamp Day.
At the ceremony held on November 8, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that the Vietnam Stamp Day aims to affirm the historical role of stamps in the struggle for national independence as well as the development of the country.
The day is also to honour stamp designers, encourage the use and promotion of Vietnamese stamps, boost stamp collection movement among people, and raise the sense of responsibility of the whole society for developing stamps.
On August 27, 1946, the first self-designed set of Vietnamese stamps was printed to celebrate the country’s National Day.
Since then, more than 1,000 sets with 3,000 stamp samples have been released in Vietnam.