Mint Stamp Sheet Features 12 Animals of
Chinese Lunar New Year
This mint stamp sheet features all 12 animals associated with the Chinese Lunar New Year.
These stamps share the art and traditions of a culture that’s thousands of years old. China’s calendar has been in use for about 5,000 years. To put that in perspective, the Gregorian Calendar used in Western nations like the United States was formalized in 1582 – less than 430 years ago.
Just think of the events that have been marked by China’s calendar! Each new year is a celebration of the culture that has lasted thousands of years. The Chinese celebrate a new year with a party that lasts 15 days. Called the Spring Festival, it’s a time for new beginnings and making up for past errors or wrongs.