Sunday, April 6, 2014

National Children's Day 2012

The stamp issue by Thailand Post in 2002 to commemorate the National Children's Day features illustration of comic-style characters of a Thai classical literature based on the Javanese tale titled Inao.

Inao - The Best of Verse Drama, is a traditional verse drama which was written by King Buddha Lerdlah Naphalai or King Rama II. This verse drama is one of the literary masterpieces of the Rattanakosin Period and it is treasured as the best of verse drama.

The drama is known for its beautiful poetry, idioms and expressions, sharp comparisons, the realistic creation of character and the beautiful setting, which have been greatly admired by readers.

The stamp designs illustrate the following from the tale :

1.  Inao's dagger flashing (top left design)
2.  Bussaba consulting the candle (top right design)
3.  Joraka falling passionately in love with Bussaba (bottom left design)
4.  Inao disguised as a forest bandit named Misara Panyi (bottom right design)


Date of Issue : 14 Jan 2012
Postmark : Bangkok
Denomination : 4 x 3 Baht
Stamp Size : 48mm x 30mm
Printing Process : Lithography, Multi-colour


Children's Day is recognised on various days in many places around the world, to honour children globally. Universal Children's Day takes place annually on 20 Nov.

In Thailand, it is celebrated on the second Saturday of January. Meanwhile, both Malaysia and Australia celebrate it on the fourth Saturday of October.

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