Thailand post issued a special Golden Dragon Parade stamp, a 100 years old Chinese tradition, to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016.
The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year as it is believed to bring good luck to people.
Golden Dragon Parade – Chinese New Year Celebration
The Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for millions of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese people.
The main traditional celebrations of the festival include eating reunion dinner with family, giving red envelopes of money (“Lai See” or “Hung Bao”), firecrackers, new clothes, and decorations.
Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days (from New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival).
It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings.
Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. The dance is performed by a team of dancers who manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon using poles positioned at regular intervals along the length of the dragon.
The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community.
Title: Thailand’s Golden Dragon Parade stamp
Date of Issue: 4 February 2016
Denominations: 5 Baht
Source: Thailand Stamps