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Year of the Rabbit – United States

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The U.S. Postal Service issued Year of the Rabbit stamp, the fourth of twelve stamps in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series.

The Lunar New Year series begun in 2008 with the Year of the Rat stamp.

The Year of the Rabbit begins on Feb. 3, 2011, and ends on Jan. 22, 2012.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, and Mongolian heritage in many parts of the world.

In the United States as elsewhere, the occasion is marked in various ways across a diverse array of cultures. Parades, parties, and other special events are common.

Kumquats, such as those depicted in the stamp art, are given as gifts and eaten for luck at this time of renewed hope for the future.

Famous people born in the Year of the Rabbit include film director Francis Ford Coppola, athlete Michael Jordan, and actress Drew Barrymore.

Title: Year of the Rabbit – USA
Date of Issue: 22 January 2011
Country: USA
Denominations: Forever

Source: United states Stamps

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