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Around the world, the new year is welcomed with gifts, noise, and celebration! A red envelope (hongbao) featuring a colorful illustration of a rooster adorns the 2017 Year of the Rooster stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, tenth in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The characters at the top of the envelope form a common Chinese greeting of celebration and a wish for prosperity and good fortune.
First day of issue: January 5, 2017 Seattle, WA
The Year of the Rooster Stamp 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.
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 Rooster 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.