Christmas

Christmas in Vanuatu, as in all Pacific Islands, is a mixture of religious celebration and family time. Ni-Vanuatu celebrate the Christian calendar, particularly the Christmas and New Year's season, which they call Bonane.
Christmas
Sales price $5.50
Description

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Christmas in Vanuatu, as in all Pacific Islands, is a mixture of religious celebration and family time. Ni-Vanuatu celebrate the Christian calendar, particularly the Christmas and New Year's season, which they call Bonane.

At the year's end, people who live in the larger centres such as Port Vila, return to their home islands. In villages, people form choruses and visit neighboring communities to perform religious and secular songs.
In Port Vila, Christmas is mostly celebrated by going to church on Christmas eve, and everyone taking picnics on Christmas morning and spending Christmas on the beach with lots and lots of food and games. If celebrations are held at home, they do a lot of cooking (mostly baked food and barbeque) and play games with the children.


La Noël au Vanuatu, comme dans toutes les Iles du Pacifique, conjugue fête religieuse et fête en famille. Les Ni-Vanuatu célèbrent le calendrier chrétien, notamment la période de Noël et de Nouvel An, qu’ils appellent  Bonane.

A la fin de l’année, les gens qui habitent dans les grands centres urbains comme Port-Vila, retournent dans leur île d’origine. Dans les villages, les gens forment des choeurs et visitent les communautés avoisinantes pour chanter des chants religieux et profanes. 
A Port-Vila, la Noël se fête en règle générale par une messe célébrée la veille de Noël, et le lendemain, tout le monde part en pique-nique dans la matinée et passe la journée de Noël à la plage, en se délectant de la nourriture abondante et en organisant de nombreux jeux. Lorsque les fêtes se déroulent à la maison, les Ni-Vanuatu cuisinent beaucoup de plats (surtout cuits au four et grillés sur le barbecue) et font des parties de jeux avec les enfants

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Denominations
40, 100, 160 and 250
Designer
Lucas Kukler, Bangkok, Thailand
Paper
103 gsm Tullis Russell Yellow/Green Phosphor gummed stamp paper
Perforation Gauge
13.33 x 13.60
Period of Sale
6 November 2013 for a period of 2 years.
Printer
Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process
Offset Litho
Stamp Size
40.00mm x 30.00mm 2 x horizontal, 2 x vert.
Christmas
Mint Set
FDC Set

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