Friday, January 31, 2014

The Year of the Horse

Today marks the start of the New Year on the Chinese calendar. 2014 is the Year of the Horse, based on a twelve year cycle, each year related to an animal. It is customary to give a red envelope or packet called a lai-see containing money. Lai-see are presented at social and family gatherings. China Post honor's the Year of the Horse with this 2014 traditional stamp issue.

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