Christmas 2018 and New Year - First Day Cover
Christmas 2018 and New Year - First Day Cover for only GBP £1.52
The motif of Christmas - New Year issue of Croatian post Mostar postage stamp shows a music notation of one of the oldest Croatian Christmas songs „Narodi nam se Kralj nebeski” (Heaven's King is born to us)and visually follows its text. Throughout eleven strophes Christmas season is sung and the first and the last strophes are sung most often.
Heaven’s King is born to us
From Mary, pure virgin.
We rejoice to the new born
The young King we pray.
Give us God health and joy
and all abundance!
Narodi nam se Kralj nebeski
od Marije, čiste Djevice.
Na tom mladom ljetu veselimo se,
mladoga Kralja mi molimo.
Daj nam Bog zdravlje, k tomu veselje,
na tom mladom ljetu svega obilja!
The birth of Jesus Christ and celebration of Christmas in Croatian people brings special feelings, and Christmas carols creates an atmosphere of peace and joy. Believers recognize themselves in carols, with carols they are expressing their faith and willingness tolive according to the Jesus words. (Željka Šaravanja)