The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released its 2019 King and Queen of Hearts Special Stamp as the country celebrates love month this February.
The special stamp features the Filipino king and queen of hearts in national costumes to emphasize the Filipino way of celebrating the Araw ng mga Puso or Valentine’s Day in the Philippines.
“Valentine’s Day or Araw ng mga Puso in the vernacular is celebrated worldwide annually on Feb. 14. The romantic occasion is best celebrated by sending flowers, confectionery, or greeting cards to a special someone,” the PHLPost said.
The special stamps and official first day covers of the “King and Queen of Hearts” are now available at the Philatelic Counter of the Manila Central Post Office and in all postal areas nationwide.
Valetine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.”
Although there is little to no information about St. Valentine's life, it is highly agreed that the saint was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.