Jan 20, 2012

Hong Kong FDC on "Year of the Dragon"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

Hong Kong

Year of the Dragon

Date of Issue : 14 January 2012

2012 is the Year of the Dragon. In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon is an auspicious, mythical creature incarnated as an emperor, representing supreme power and commanding great respect. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Dragon are confident, courageous and clever.

The four stamps depict the Dragon in various forms
$1.4 stamp : a fire dragon spiked with glowing joss sticks
$2.4 stamp : a glittering statue of a golden dragon
$3 stamp : a spirited dragon performing the traditional dragon dance
$5 stamp : a lifelike dragon engraved on a stone wall

Rendered in vibrant colours, the stamps are decorated with gold foiled auspicious clouds to convey an air of festivity.

(From Hong Kong Post : http://www.hongkongpoststamps.com/eng/stamps/latest_stamp_issues/2012/20120114a/introduction.htm)

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