Saturday, 9 November 2013

Antigua and Barbuda

Yay, a new country - Antigua and Barbuda! Antigua and Barbuda (Spanish for "ancient" and "bearded") is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. The capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua.

The postcard itself  is a map of Antigua, the biggest island of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua boats 365 beautiful beaches, one for each day of the yea, say the description on the back of the card :) And so nice and exotic stamps... The right one shows the national flag of Antigua and Barbuda that was adopted in 1967. Ihe flag  has such a nice story... It was designed by a nationally acclaimed artist and sculptor, Sir Reginald Samuel. The rising sun symbolises the dawning of a new era. The colours have different meanings, the black is for the African ancestry of the people, the blue for hope, the red for energy or dynamism of the people. The successive colouring of yellow, blue, and white (from the sun down) also stands for the sun, sea, and sand. The blue also represents the Caribbean Sea, and the V-shape is the symbol of victory.


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  3. I envy you for this card hahaha..i just got my card from this country but i haven't upload it. Feel free to visit my blog ^_^

    Warm regards from Indonesia