18 April 2018

#1579 Estonia - Ukraine - Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan - Netherlands

Thank you all !

Sent on: January 2018
Received on: April 17, 2018

#1578 Japan

cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherryPrunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese ( or さくら).

Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, West Siberia, Iran, and Afghanistan. Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan.

Thank you, Akiko !

Sent on: April 12, 2018
Received on: April 17, 2018

#1577 Malaysia

Thank you, Matthew !

Sent on: January 18, 2018
Received on: April 16, 2018

#1576 Czech Republic

For more info, see received card #646.

It has some new facts besides population and Postcrossing members, tho.

Karel Gott (born 14 July 1939, Plzeň), is a Czech singer, and an amateur painter. He is considered the most successful male singer in the former Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, and has been voted the country's best male singer in the annual Český slavík (Czech Nightingale) national poll 41 times, most recently in 2017.

Bohumil Hrabal (28 March 1914 – 3 February 1997) was a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century.

Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer who went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores".

Thank you, Gabi !

Sent on: April 10, 2018
Received on: April 16, 2018

#1575 Czech Republic

Thank you, Gabi !

Sent on: April 10, 2018
Received on: April 16, 2018

14 April 2018

#1574 Moldova

The Palace of Culture (RomanianPalatul Culturii) is an edifice located in IașiRomania. The building served as Administrative and Justice Palace until 1955, when its destination was changed, being assigned to the four museums nowadays united under the name of Moldavia National Museum Complex. Also, the building houses the Cultural Heritage Conservation-Restoration Centre, and hosts various exhibitions and other events.

The Palace of Culture is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments.

Thank you, Mihnea !

Sent on: April 4, 2018
Received on: April 10, 2018

#1573 China

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleucaliterally "black and white cat-foot"; Chinese大熊猫pinyindà xióng māoliterally "big bear cat"), also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Giant pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents, or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.

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Sent on: March 11, 2018
Received on: April 9, 2018