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20 January 2020

Lunar New Year — Year of the Rat

Uruguay: Lunar New Year – Year of the Rat, 20 January 2020. Images from Correo Uruguayo and private collection.

Technical Specifications:

Issue date: 20/01/2020
Code: 2020.01.S
Value: $ 70 (Uruguayan pesos)
Graphic design: Architect Daniel Pereyra
Issue : 15,003 stamps
Printing: Sanfer Srl
Plate: Composed of 9 stamps
Theme: Celebrations / Commemorative
Series: Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year also known as the “Spring Festival”, this year begins on January 25, 2020. And marks the beginning of the Year of the Metal Rat. The festivities are the most important celebration in China, which take place over fifteen days ranging from the start of the New Year on January 25, 2020, to the Lantern Festival, on February 8, 2020, they are days full of joy .

Family visits follow one another, with special meals, concerts, parades and fireworks.

In the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat is the first sign and marks the beginning of a new 12-year energy cycle.

According to the Chinese Zodiac story, in the Jade Emperor competition, to decide the order of the zodiac animals, in the competition, the quick-witted rat asked the diligent ox to take her across the river, and she jumped before the ox crossed the finish line. so the rat won the race and became the first of the zodiac animals.

According to experts, it will be a year of positivism, balance and radical changes. The decisions you have to make have to be made quickly and carried out without much thought.


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