Updated: Mar 4/08

Lunar New Years

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Ram/Sheep
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig




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Canadian Stamp Sets
Chinese Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year consists of 12 periods named after animals (listed to the left).

Canada began issuing stamps for the Chinese Lunar New Year in 1997. Starting in 1999, two different values were issued: one for the domestic first class postal rate and another in the international rate (the latter was also issued in a souvenir sheet).

Rat Ox Tiger
Ambitious, honest, sincere, generous, and able to maintain self-control, but often find it difficult to maintain lasting friendships. Your best will be with the dragon, monkey and ox, and worst with the horse.

Jan 8, 2008
Scott# 2257

Scott# 2258
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Bright and patient, you are a good listener but disdainful or failure. You are attracted to the snake, rooster and rat, and should avoid the ram.

Jan 7, 1997
Scott# 1630
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Aggressive, courageous, sensitive, and considerate, yet short-tempered, often entering into conflict with others. For happiness seek the horse, dragon or dog, and leave both the snake and monkey be.

Jan 8, 1998
Scott# 1708
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Rabbit Dragon Snake
Talented and affectionate, yet shy, you work well with people and do well in business. Most compatible with the ram, pig and dog, and least compatible with the rat and the rooster.

Jan 8, 1999
Scott# 1767

Scott# 1768a
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Passionate and soft-hearted, but somewhat stubborn, very healthy and energetic. You are well-suited to the rat, snake and monkey, but ill-suited to the dog.

Jan 5, 2000
Scott# 1836

Scott# 1837a
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Very wise and very strong-willed, physically beautiful yet vain and high-tempered. The ox, rooster and dragon are fine, but the tiger and pig will bring trouble.

Jan 5, 2001
Scott# 1883

Scott# 1884a
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Horse Ram/Sheep Monkey
Extremely popular as you are attractive, cheerful, friendly and flattering to others whose company you seek. Seek the tiger, dog and ram, but beware the rat.

Jan 3, 2002
Scott# 1933

Scott# 1934a
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Elegant and artistically creative, yet timid or puzzled, you seek the guidance of others. Seek the hare, pig or horse, and avoid the ox and the dog.

Jan 3, 2003
Scott# 1969

Scott# 1970a
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Clever and skillful to the point of genius, practical and given to detail, you generally have a low opinion of others. Your best relationships are with the dragon, rat and ram and worst with the tiger.

Jan 8, 2004 Monkey
Scott# 2015

Scott# 2016
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Rooster Dog Pig
You are directed to work and seek knowledge, a pioneer who tends to be selfish and lonely, Choose the ox snake or dragon, never the hare.

Jan 7, 2005 Monkey
Scott# 2083

Scott# 2084
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Loyal and honest, you are generous and work well with others though are sometimes critical. You are suited to the horse, tiger and the hare, and ill-suited to the dragon and ram.

Jan 6, 2006
Scott# 2140

Scott# 2141
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Gallant and chivalrous, you have a great inner strength and make few but lasting friendships. Choose the hare, ram or horse, and avoid the snake.

Jan 5, 2007 Monkey
Scott# 2201

Scott# 2202
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