The Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness has been celebrated in Russia on July 8 since 2008. The idea of a wide celebration was supported by the Russian Orthodox Church, many public organizations and statesmen. The organizing committee of the celebration was headed by Svetlana Medvedeva, the President of the Foundation for Social and Cultural Initiatives. This holiday is becoming increasingly popular in the country over time.
Various festive programs, such as concerts, and congratulations to families with a large number of children and spouses who have lived together for more than 25 years, take place in Russian cities.
The symbol of the Family Day is a chamomile, a field flower, the most widespread this time of year in Russia, which symbolizes dreams of love and faithfulness. The main events of this day are traditionally held in Murom, the historic homeland of the holiday. Here, theater performances are organized, scenes from the lives of St Peter and Fevronia are reconstructed, and master classes on rare crafts are held. Guests and residents of the city visit fairs and amusement parks, and take part in animation programs.
The envelope with an original stamp bears several images. The original stamp features the emblem of the holiday, and the main image depicts a family in a chamomile field.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture a special cancellation postmark for Murom, Vladimir Oblast.
Design: A. Moskovets.
Circulation: 1,000,000 copies.