Today,we have the feast of Immaculate Conception on Catholic church calendar. In many countries in Spanish spoken area, today is celebrated as a national holiday. Alas, in Japan where less than 1% of population's denomination is Catholic, we have to work today.
Stamp above is Guatemalan one featuring 800th anniversary of the Order of Friars Minor(the Fransiscans). I found it very interesting because its design is from Virgin Mary of Immaculate Conception of St.Fransis church in Guatemala,so this stamp is suitable for collectors on both St.Fransis and on Virgin Mary.