Posts Tagged ‘lunar year 2012’

Year of Dragon – Hongkong

Year of Dragon - Hongkong

The use of animals to mark the 12 components of the Lunar New Year cycle originates from the Chinese Lunar Calendar, dating back more than 2,000 years. The 12 symbolic animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Traditionally, each lunar year is named after an animal. This, […]

Year of Dragon – Azerbaijan

Year of Dragon - Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Post has issued a dragon stamps to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year to celebrate the upcoming year of the dragon. The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. In classical Western literature, the dragon is always regarded as a threatening evil creature that a young man must slay in order to become […]

Year of Dragon 2012 – Estonia

Year of Dragon 2012 - Estonia

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar the New Year falls on January 23 when the Year of the Dragon begins. The dragon, the only animal of the Chinese zodiac year that is not real, is a creature of special significance for Chinese people. The dragon has been seen as a powerful almighty king because it […]

Lunar year of the Dragon – Macau

Lunar year of the Dragon - Macau

Macau post issued a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Dragon in five elements. Water Dragon – The water dragon is a kind of Marine Dragon, which is a member of the popular dragons and along with the current dragons. The character of the water dragon is to drift with the tide and […]

Year of the Dragon – Canada

Year of the Dragon - Canada

Thinking of dragons may conjure up fire-breathing, serpent-like beasts of fantastic legends, but in many Asian cultures, these magical, mythical creatures are benevolent, associated with wisdom and longevity. They are revered for their influence over the primal forces of nature; for example, the Chinese water dragon has potent and auspicious powers over rainfall, hurricanes and […]

Year of Dragon 2012 – Christmas Island

Year of Dragon 2012 - Christmas Island

The 2012 Lunar New Year – Year of the Dragon stamp issue features the revered Dragon from Chinese legend. The Year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest and those born in that year are likely to be brave, tempestuous, powerful, wise and perfectionists. The stamps show the development of the Chinese character for the […]

Zodiac Series Dragon – Singapore

Zodiac Series Dragon - Singapore

There are a total of 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar based on five cycles of 12 years each, with each cycle tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. According to Chinese astrology and belief, the traits of these zodiac animals not only shape the personalities […]

Lunar year of Dragon – Croatia

Lunar year of Dragon - Croatia

Two dragons wound around a man Chinese horoscope is among the oldest in the world. It was created in China about 1000 BC and had its flourishing period owing to the development of astronomy and cosmology and popularity of Confucius’ teachings in the time of Han Dynasty. It is most popular in China and other […]

2012 Year of the Dragon – New Zealand

2012 Year of the Dragon - New Zealand

The 2012 Year of the Dragon stamp issue is certainly one to celebrate. The powerful dragon is the most vibrant of all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and when the Year of the Dragon begins on 23 January 2012, it will bring with it health, wealth, prosperity and success. The dragon is an important […]

Lunar Year 2012 – China

The China Post had issued a new stamp commemorating the Year of Dragon. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013. The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal […]

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