Chinese New Year - Year of the pig

In stock: 277 Items
Reference:
4740352117013
Issue Date: 05.02.2019
Designer: Triin Heimann
Number: 701-05.02.19
Stamp zone: Other stamps
Stamp type: Classical
1.50 €
Description

In 2011, we launched the first of a series of postage stamps dedicated to the Chinese New Year. This is the ninth stamp of the series and it is dedicated to the Year of the Pig, which begins on 5 February. There are twelve animal signs in Chinese astrology and the pig is the last of them. According to one legend, the mysterious Jade Emperor organised a race between 12 animals from one end of the celestial sea to another. The pig came last because he stopped for a meal and a quick nap and only finished the race after that. This is why pigs are sometimes considered lazy. In the Chinese culture, the pig symbolizes happiness, prosperity, and love for peace.

Product Details
4740352117013

Data sheet

Quantity issued
30 000
Perforation
12¾ x 13
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
4 x 5
Size
40.88 x 41.3 mm
Primary theme
culture
Year
2019
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