Feb 21, 2010

China FDC on "Liangping New Year Woodprints"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Liangping New Year Woodprints (梁平木版年画)

Date of Issue : 6 Feb 2010

(3rd FDC from top)
4-1 : Gate God (门神)
4-2 : Stealing the Immortal Grass (盗仙草)

(2nd FDC from top)
4-3 : Peace Leads to Happiness (和气致祥)
4-4 : Exiting the Pass with a Stolen Token (盗令出关)

The Liangping New Year Woodprints, originated in Liangping County, Chongqing Municipality, and sold throughout the nation, was in full flourish during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). The subjects range from auspicious blessings to theatrical dramas and mythological legends. It was included on the first National Intangible Cultural Heritage List by China's State Council in 2006.

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