Portugal BU 2016
|Theme||Lenço dos namorados|
The 2016 Portuguese BU set has the theme of cotton, or linen, handkerchiefs. In the 17th century it was a tradition in Portugal that a marriageable girl embroidered a very beautiful handkerchief. This handkerchief was then given to her intended friend. When the young man was seen publicly with this handkerchief visible this meant that the girl's love was accepted by the young man. If the young man did not show the handkerchief, or gave it back, then there was no relationship. In this manner very many beautiful handkerchiefs were made! In Portuguese this is called "Lenço dos namorados". In this beautiful BU set the complete series of 2016 Portuguese Euro coins has been packaged. Several 2016 coins from Portugal 2016 will not be brought into circulation.