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 an adult, a knight or a hero.
In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon is an auspicious, mythical creature incarnated as an emperor, representing supreme power and commanding great respect. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Dragon are confident, courageous and clever.
Title: Year of Dragon – Azerbaijan
Date of Issue: 5 January 2012