The "Year of Gengzi" zodiac rat stamp to be issued
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, the opening ceremony of special stamp printing in the Year of Gengzi was held in the printing workshop of Beijing Stamp Factory. The event was broadcasted live online through the official website, official weibo and micro-mail of China Post.
The start-up and printing ceremony (Picture provided by Chongqing Post)
The start-up and printing ceremony of the zodiac stamps is the traditional part of the fourth issue cycle of the zodiac stamps. The Zodiac rat year stamps in the Year of Gengzi were unveiled at the event. The stamps are designed by Han Meilin. The first picture of the stamp is "The Son Rat Begins the Day". A mouse with a pleasant image jumps up and looks up at the sky, struggling to break the chaos, implying the "rat bites the sky open" in folklore. At the same time, the posture of the mouse jumps also implies the high festival of the rat year. The second picture is "the Year of the Rat Omens the Good Year", with two big rats sprouting lovely. The little mouse looked at the far side, surrounded by peanuts with the meaning of harvest. His expression is joyful and proud. It implies that in 2020, the grain will be abundant and the family life will be happy. It also contains the meaning of rat coming to fortune.
Zodiac rat stamp (Picture provided by Chongqing Post)
In 2020, it is the 40th anniversary of the first zodiac stamp issued by China Post. At the same time, in commemoration of the celebration of the opening ceremony of the printing of the zodiac stamps in the Year of Gengzi, China National Philatelic Corporation will issue a commemorative seal for the printing of the zodiac stamps for the first time.
The "Year of Gengzi" zodiac rat stamp will be issued on January 5, 2020. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)