2013 year of the Snake


13 June 1964, Finland
General Assembly of World Medical Association
designer: O. Vepsäläinen
engraver: B. Ekholm

Happy New Year to everyone!

2013 is the year of the Snake.  As shown on this stamp, the snake ( or the serpent ) is the symbol of wisdom or medical care – the energy of life in ancient Inca and Indian worship, and the Greek and Roman herald’s wand of Caduceus.  Long, spiral and ‘kune-kune’ as we say in Japanese.  We have to learn from this animal, for endurance of life, avoiding obstacles in a smooth and quiet manner.



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