Stamp Issue “Procession of Our Lady of Fatima”
21/04/2021 15:24

Every year, on 13th May, the Catholic Church celebrates the veneration of Our Lady of Fatima, in memory of the apparition of Our Lady to three little shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, on 13th May 1917, and Our Lady asks the world to recite the Rosary daily for the repentance of sinners and peace in the world. Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Procession of Our Lady of Fatima” on 13th May, 2021, this issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet.

The “Feast and Novena of Our Lady of Fatima” in Macao was first celebrated in 1929, and the “Procession of Our Lady of Fatima” was inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Macao in 2019. With the reverence and enthusiasm of the Diocese of Macao for the veneration of Our Lady of Fatima, it is an important event not only for the Diocese of Macao, but also for Macao. Every year, many citizens and overseas Catholics come together in Macao to participate in this event.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.), the Communications Museum (9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.), and the “Rua do Campo” Post Office (9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.). The mail service for the relative philatelic products cancelled with the commemorative postmark will be available on the issue date at the above locations. The philatelic products are as follows:


Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 2 Stamps 6.50 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 26.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 12.50 patacas 3,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 3,000
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 13.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Helena Man In, Ng, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macao Catholic Culture Association.

This is the fifth theme of 2021 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 05/01/2021, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 20/01/2021, “120th Anniversary of the Printing Bureau” on 22/02/2021, “Mainland Scenery VIII” on 01/03/2021, and “Libraries in Macao II” to be issued on 23/04/2021.


Technical Data of Stamp “Procession of Our Lady of Fatima”


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