Xin-Mao YearAccording to Chinese lunar calendar, 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 the moon. Considered an auspicious animal, the rabbit was often offered as a sacrifice to gods and ancestors in the remote antiquity. Today, it remains symbolic of happiness and good luck, conveying people's wishes for a better life.
China National Philatelic Corporation issues a FDC and a commemorative cancellation respectively.