Value: 60¢ 1-Ounce First-class Rate (Forever)
Issue Date: January 12, 2023
First Day City: San Francisco, CA
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset, Foil Stamping, Flexographic, Microprint
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 22,000,000
In 2023, the U.S. Postal Service issues the fourth of 12 stamps in the latest Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Rabbit beginsJanuary 22, 2023 and ends on February 9, 2024.
Utilizing red, pink, and purple as the predominant colors-said to be lucky colors for individuals born during the Year of the Rabbit-the rabbit mask in the stamp art incorporates elements with symbolic meaning. Several of the patterns were created with thestyle of Asian textiles in mind as well as areen flowers that represent the arrival of spring, which Lunar New Year also signals inChinese culture. The crescent shape in the center of the rabbit's head references the lunar calendar on which Lunar New Year isbased and the celestial themes of the Chinese zodiac
The rabbit is the fourth of the 12 zodiac anima sions associated with the Chinese unar calendar, Manv ancient fables and leoendeexplain the origin of the zodiac signs. The most common story tells of the animals racing across a river to determine their order inthe cycle, The rat crossed by riding on the back of the ox, jumping ahead at the ast minute to win the race, Next came the oxthen the tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, and dog, followed by the boar in last place.As with other zodiac signs, personality traits and other attributes are often associated with people born in the year of a particularanimal. Those born during the Year of the Rabbit may be seen as elegant, gracious, and kind. Pink, red, and purple are luckycolors for Rabbits, and plantain lilies may also bring good luck.
unar New Year is one of the most important holidavs for many Asan communities around the wor'd and is primarily celebrated bpeople of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Malaysian, and Filipino heritage. Across these varied cultures, many
traditions exist for ringing in a new year of good luck and prosperity.Art director Antonio Alcal designed the stamp and pane with original art by Camille Chew.The Year of the Rabbit stamp is being issued as a Forever@ stamp in panes of 20. This Forever stamp will always be equal invalue to the current First-Class Mail@ one-ounce price.
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