Chinese Lunar Calendar – Year of the Dragon


Chinese Lunar Calendar – Year of the Dragon


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On 19 January 2024, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) celebrates the Lunar Calendar – Year of the Dragon with the issuance of a special event stamp sheet of ten stamps. The New Lunar Calendar Year officially starts on 10 February 2024 until 28 January 2025.

The dragon is fifth in the series of the twelve zodiac signs. It is said that the dragon represents good luck, strength, health, as well as the male element Yang. The dragon is unique because it is the only mythical creature of all the animals featured in the Chinese zodiac.

For the year 2024, UNPA is continuing its new personalized sheet design and format, which started in 2022. The ten US$1.50 denominated stamps feature a beautiful illustration of a dragon, and the tabs to the left of the stamps bear a white United Nations emblem with a golden background.

Both the stamps and background design were illustrated by Mr. Pan Hu (Tiger Pan) of China. Mr. Pan also designed and illustrated the 2023 Lunar Rabbit, the 2022 Lunar Tiger, and the 2018 Lunar Dog stamp sheets.

A special Year of the Dragon postcard, featuring the same illustration as the stamps, is also being issued.

Stamp size: 40.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Tab size: 26.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Sheet size: 279.4 mm x 215.9 mm
Quantity: 24,000 sheets (including blank sheets)
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)

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