year of the cat 2

ねこ年の終わり

1 December 2010, Vietnam
design: Nguyen Du

After I wrote ‘four days to the end of the year of Rabbit’, I realised that at the origin of the Chinese zodiac, new year does not come until 23 January 2012.  Also in Vietnam, one of the countries to follow the tradition of the Chinese zodiac, this year is the year of Cat.  This set of stamps were issued at the end of 2010, for the new year celebration of 2011.

I wish you all have a happy new year.

「うさぎ年もあと4日」と一つ前のポストで書いてのち、十二支の発祥国である中国では新年が来年の1月23日まで来ないことに気付きました。そして、ヴェトナムでは今年は「ねこ年」だったことも。この切手は2010年の末に発行された、2011年の新年を祝うものだったようです。

みなさんに素敵な新年が訪れますよう。

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