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Commemorative Stamps

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  • As the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, Lunar New Year is celebrated with distinct traditions including giving flowers, potted plants, and bouquets as gifts. The red peony featured on this year’s stamp symbolizes richness and honor, making it a favorite Lunar New Year gift and decoration.

    This year is the year of the monkey. Individuals born during the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, wise, and honest. With their keen intellect and sociability, they can easily adapt to new situations.

    First day of issue: February 5, 2016 Jamaica, NY

    The Lunar New Year of the Monkey is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is $0.50.

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  • There are twelve zodiac animal signs associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. People born in the year of a particular animal sign are said to share characteristics with that animal.

  • The Lunar New Year of the Monkey is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is $0.50.