A postage stamp dedicated to the theme "Armenian Traditional Cuisine. Ghapama"
On May 17th the cancellation ceremony of a postage stamp dedicated to the theme "Armenian Traditional Cuisine. Ghapama" took place by "HayPost" CJSC in the premises of "Megerian Carpet".
The postage stamp was cancelled by the Deputy Minister of High Technological Industry of the Republic of Armenia David Sahakyan, the Chairman of "Armenian Cookery Traditions Development and Protection" NGO Sedrak Mamulyan, the President of Philatelists’ Armenian Association Hovik Musaelyan and the Chief Executive Officer of "HayPost" CJSC Hayk Karapetyan.
The postage stamp with the nominal value of 300 AMD depicts the dish "Ghapama" of the Armenian Traditional Cuisine.
Ghapama is a stuffed pumpkin, which is a traditional dish in Armenia. It is mainly prepared both in autumn and at Christmas. According to the national traditions, it was often served at the weddings as a symbol of abundance. In the past, the filling was cooked with grains, meat, fresh fruit, but the most popular option is pumpkin stuffed with rice, dried fruits, nuts and honey.
Date of issue: May 17, 2021
Designer: David Dovlatyan
Printing house: Cartor, France
Size: 30,0 x 30,0 mm
Stamps per sheet: 6 pcs
Print run: 30 000 pcs