Tuesday, 15 November 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 23

The Italian Embassy and consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture in Brazil conceived a project called Momento Itália-Brasil celebrating the good relationship existing between Brazil and Italy and valorizing the influence of the Italian immigrants within the Brazilian society. During nine months (from October 2011 up to June 2012), Italians and Brazilians will join in hundred of events all over the country. The Program will embrace various categories: architecture and design; art and culture; science and technology; the cinema; corporations and the economy; gastronomy; sports; parties and fairs; fashion; music; theater; dance and the Italians in Brazil.
The stamp issued on October 12, 2011 is part of the Diplomatic Relations Series and depicts the logo of the Program Momento Itália-Brasil: it assembles in an artistically manner two images portraying The Coliseum in Rome and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro - both of which are counted among the Seven Wonders of the World. The color green is used for the background and can be found in the flags of both countries. The colors red, yellow and white, composing the image of the stamp, also allude to the flags.

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