Germany, 25 Pfennig 1973

Germany, 25 Pfennig 1973

ID Number: BB21-0103
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Germany, 25 Pfennig 1973
Country or State: German Democratic Republic (DDR)
Year: 13.02.1973
Head of State/Ruler:  
Face Value: 25+5 pf - East German pfennig
Subject/Theme: World Festival Of The Youth And Student, Berlin
Legend: X. Weltfestspiele der Jugend und Studenten - Berlin 1973 - Hauptstadt der DDR
Dimensions (B x H): 26 x 43 mm
Release: 10,000,000
Scott Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: Michel DD 1830
Yvert et Tellier DD 1528
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC), stamped

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The World Festival of Youth and Students is an international event, organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), a left-wing youth organization, jointly with the International Union of Students since 1947.

The largest festival was the 6th, held in 1957 in Moscow, when 34,000 young people from 131 countries attended the event. This festival also marked the international debut of the song "Moscow Nights", which subsequently went on to become perhaps the most widely recognized Russian song in the world. In terms of the number of the attending countries, the largest festival was the 13th, held in 1989 in Pyongyang, North Korea, when 177 countries attended the event.

During the Cold War many festivals were held in capitals of Socialist countries because of the enormous expenditure and coordination required to support a youth festival. As a result, by the 1960s the festivals were accused by the US State Department of being a tool of Communist propaganda.

The 17th festival was held in Pretoria, South Africa on December 13–21, 2010 and the 18th edition of the festival is scheduled to celebrate on December 7-13, 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.