Jan 23, 2011

China FDC on "Xin-Mao Year"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Xin-Mao Year

Date of Issue : 5 January 2011

According to Chinese lunar calender, 2011 is Xin-Mao year or the Year of the Rabbit. In real life, rabbit is a favorite of many people because of its tamed, lively and lovely nature. In traditional Chinese culture, while the three-legged crow represents the sun, rabbit is synonymous with moon. Considered an auspicious animal, the rabbit was often offered as a sacrifice to Gods and ancestors in the remote antiquity. Today it is remains symbolic of happiness and good luck, conveying people's wishes for better life.

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