Chinese Horoscope – The Year of the Rooster

Slovenia – The character for the rooster is found even in the earliest forms of Chinese writing – in inscriptions on turtle shells dating from between the fourteenth and eleventh centuries BC. Because the rooster has been present in ChineseRead More

Year of the Rooster

Guernsey – 43p stamp – Rooster crowing as the sun comes up 57p stamp – Standing Rooster with a cockscomb 58p stamp – Sitting Rooster with egg 64p stamp – Two Roosters pecking a Chinese cabbage 70p stamp – Two RoostersRead More

The Legend of the Cave of Arans

Andorra France – This stamp continues the series “legends” of Andorra.The legend of the cave of Arans relates that one day two young girls of Arans went to the mountain of Ensegur to collect fodder for their pigs. On the wayRead More

Year of the Rooster

United Nations – On 13 January 2017, UNPA will continue its Chinese Lunar Calendar Series with the issuance of a personalized stamp sheet celebrating the “Year of the Rooster”. This is the eighth sheet issued for UNPA’s Lunar New YearRead More

Palace of Culture in Iasi

Romania – The Palace of Culture in Iasi was built between 1906 and 1925, as the Palace of Justice and Administration, after the plans of architect I.D. Berindey, and gained a reputation by its remarkable size. Powerfully marking the architecture ofRead More

150 years of Carnival in Villach

Austria – On Shrove Tuesday 1867 a successful parade involving hundreds of costumed participants came to an end in the Carinthian city of Villach, and with it the famous Villach Carnival was born. Austrian Post is celebrating the 150th anniversary withRead More

Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster

Jersey –  The second issue in Jersey Post’s Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Dingyou year (2017) which is the Year of the Rooster. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important celebration in theRead More