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Chinese New Year Postage Stamps

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps First Day Cover.

First Day Cover

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps Souvenir Sheet.
Souvenir Sheet

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps Full Sheet.

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 Issue Name :

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps

 Issue Date : 2008-02-01
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
 Details : The Chinese New Year has the highlighted celebration 3 days to performs with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors, the sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of tall the rituals, united the living members with those who has passed away, and the presence of the ancestors, is acknowledge on New Year's Eve. Each shrine will have a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Lunar New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises.

During the Chinese New Year, the Chinese will greet each other with Sin Jiun Yu Yi Sin Ni Huad Jai (Chao Zhou Dialect) or the new year. The others will reply with Tang Tang Yu Ee wich means good luck to you too.

Another symbol of this tradition is also "red envelope" or Tae Ear which all the children will be received as gift from adult. Tae Ear means binding on waist. During the ancient time, the money had hole in the middle, when received they had to bind together with the red thread and to binf on waist. After that there was no hole on the money, and then it chanced to use the red envelope instead and called "Ang Pao".

Quantity of stamps : 1,000,000 pieces per design
Composition : 16 stamps per sheet (Mixed)

Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer: Mr.Udon Niyomtham (Thailand Post Company Limited)

FDC Price : 30 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 13,000 covers
 Size : 26 x 21 mm. (Horizontal)
 Printer : Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

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