Ethiopia #121 (1919)

Ethiopia (Abyssinia) #121 (1919)

The Ethiopian Empire (የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥተ), also known as Abyssinia (a Europeanized form of the Arabic al-Habash), was a kingdom that spanned a geographical area covered by the northern half of Ethiopia. It existed from approximately 1137 (the beginning of the Zagwe dynasty) until 1974, when the Solomonic dynasty was overthrown in a coup d’état. Following the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, Ethiopia and … Continue reading Ethiopia (Abyssinia) #121 (1919)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

The Italian Colony of Eritrea (Colonie Italiane Eritrea) was formally proclaimed on January 1, 1890,  although the first Italian settlements in the area were established in 1882 around Assab. Along with Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland, it became part of Italian East Africa in 1936. The British occupied the area from 1941 until 1952, while the Italians gave up the colony in 1947 when it was federated with Ethiopia. … Continue reading Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

Ecuador #C57 (1938)

Ecuador #C57 (1938)

The Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as “Republic of the Equator”), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) west of the mainland. Spanish is the official language … Continue reading Ecuador #C57 (1938)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

The Dutch Indies, also known as the Netherlands Indies (Nederlands(ch)-Indië) was a Dutch colony consisting of Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sundas, Madura, Celebes, Moluccas, Western New Guinea, and two thirds of Borneo. It was formed from the nationalized colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. The name was translated by the English as the Dutch East Indies, to … Continue reading Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Siam #160 (1914)

Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ

Vajiravudh Dau (Wan Wachirawut — วันวชิราวุธ) is observed each November 25 in Thailand to commemorate the passing of King Vajiravudh in 1925. Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramentharamaha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาวชิราวุธฯ พระมงกุฎเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama VI, was the sixth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, ruling from 1910 until his death. King Vajiravudh is known for his efforts to create and promote Siamese … Continue reading Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ

United States #2283 (1988)

American Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a … Continue reading American Thanksgiving