Jul 12, 2009

China FDC on "The 16th Asian Games"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


The 16th Asian Games

Date of Issue : 30 June 2009

(On the lower FDC)
2-1 : Emblem, inspired from the statue of the Five Goats in Guangzhou Yuexiu Park.

(On the upper FDC)
2-2 : Mascots, Le Yangyang "樂羊羊" and his four friends, A Xiang "阿祥", A He "阿和", A Ru "阿如" and A Yi "阿意". Put together, their names make the China phrase, Xiang He Ru Yi Le Yangyang ("祥和如意樂洋洋"), which means Peace, Harmony and Great Happiness, with everything going as you wish.

The 16th Asian Games is scheduled to be held from November 12th to 27th, 2010 in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. Guangzhou will be the second city in China to host the game after Beijing in 1990.

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