Year of the Rooster Forever stamp

United States Postal Service2017-01-05

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster Forever stamp

For the Year of the Rooster, the illustration depicts a colorful rooster emblazoned on a red envelope. The color red symbolizes luck in Chinese culture, while rooster imagery is often used to ward off evil spirits. The characters at the top of the envelope form a common Chinese greeting of celebration and wish for prosperity and good fortune, used most frequently during Lunar New Year.

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  • Title: Year of the Rooster Forever stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2017-01-05
  • Subject Keywords: Year of the Rooster, Lunar New Year

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