Year of the Monkey Stamp
Year of the Monkey Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service range in the Lunar New Year by issuing the Year of the Monkey Forever stamp

In 2016 the U.S. Postal Service® ring in the Year of the Monkey by issuing the ninth of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Monkey begins on February 8, 2016, and ends on January 27, 2017.

The monkey is one of the 12 zodiac animal signs associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. According to an old legend, the animals raced across a river to determine their order in the cycle. The rat crossed by riding on the back of the ox, jumping ahead at the last minute to win the race. Next came the ox, then the tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, and ram, followed by the monkey in ninth place.

Deborah Vick, United States Postal Service unveils the Year of the Monkey Forever Stamp at the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando
Deborah Vick, United States Postal Service unveils the Year of the Monkey Forever Stamp at the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando

People born in the year of a particular animal sign are said to share characteristics with that animal. Individuals born during the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, wise, and honest. With their keen intellect and sociability, they can easily adapt to new situations.Year of the Monkey Stamp

Comments

Asia Trend
is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of strengthening mutual understanding, creating effective channels of communication between Asian Americans and non-Asian Americans and promoting cultural performing arts through a wide range of media including Asia Trend online magazine, multi-media, festivals and social networking. We are supported by a group of amazing and passionate volunteers who come together to educate, connect and engage the community about the Asia’s history, arts and cultures.