Title: Year of a Tiger – Azerbaijan Date of Issue: 1 March 2010 Country: Azerbaijan Denominations: 60qep
Posts Tagged ‘Tiger’
Bhutan post issued a set of postage stamp and a miniature sheet to celebrate the Chinese year of the Tiger.
Indonesia post issued a set of stamps to mark The lunar year of the Tiger. The tiger is the third sign in the cycle of the Chinese zodiac which consists of 12 animal signs. It is a sign of courage. The tiger is a natural born leader and symbolizes power, passion and daring.
The year of 2010 is the year of the Tiger. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered by the ancient Chinese as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.
Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy and calendars. It also has a close relation with Chinese philosophy (theory of the three harmony, heaven, earth and earth) and principles: the wu xing teachings, yin and yang, five planets, the 10 Celestial stems, the 12 Earthly branches, the lunisolar calendar, etc.
The Chinese calendar follows a sequence of sixty years and is based on both lunar and solar movements. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new moon at the beginning of the year. This year it begins on 14 February and ends on 2 February, 2011.
The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Malaysia.
Pos Malaysia issued a set of two postage stamps to mark “The 50th Anniversary of Malaysia-Korea Diplomatic Relations”. The joint issue stamps depicts the tiger from two countries – Malayan Tiger – Korean Tiger.
The heroic tiger plays a leading role in the eleventh issue of the third Lunar New Year series issued by Hongkong Post. This set of 4 stamps illustrates 4 breeds of tigers in different postures – sprinting, patrolling, gazing and lounging.