Boat - race
Code: 812

Boat-race, a national sport, has since long become one of Vietnamese traditional festivals.

Boat-races are annually held in different locations from the North through the Centre & South of Vietnam. The festival in each location has its own characteristics depending on local customs & practices.

Boat-race represents not only a competition for strength but also ceremonies for Happiness, Health, Timely Rains & Favourable Weather to bring them prosperity.

This festival along with other traditional ones have partly formed Vietnam's national identity. In order to introduce one among Vietnamese festivals, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Boat-race" consisting of three values:

The 3-1:
Boat - race in the North

The 3-2:
Boat - race in the Centre

The 3-3:
Boat - race in the South

Date of issue : 10.9.1999
Designer : Mrs. Vo Luong Nhi (COTEVINA)
Stamp size : 46 x 31 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 20 stamps
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : standard paper (both gummed and ungummed)

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