On January 5th, “Year of Ox - 2021 Zodiac Stamp Exhibition” was held in China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum.
With the Year of Ox (Year of Xinchou) drawing near, China Post released a set of two special stamps and a stamp booklet with the issue number of 2021-1 on January 5th. To create a festive mood together with the first launching of the stamps, “Year of Ox - 2021 Zodiac Stamp Exhibition” was held at the same time, which was hosted by China Post Group Corporation Limited and organized by China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum.
Celebrating the Spring Festival with all zodiac stamps
Stamps are honored as “the national business card”. Since the first set of monkey stamps unveiled in 1980 (Year of Gengshen), China post has issued four rounds of 42 sets of zodiac stamps to celebrate the lunar new years in total. These zodiac stamps contain rich contents and different styles, manifesting the festive mood of the new year as well as people’s aesthetic changes in different times.
All zodiac stamps are exhibited in time sequence reviewing the history of China’s zodiac stamps from initial creation to constant innovation by both the real stamps as well as their high-definition enlarged images.
Zodiac stamps on Hong Kong and Macao displayed for the first time
22 sets of zodiac stamps issued from 1998 (Year of Tiger) to 2019 (Year of Pig) since the return of Hong Kong to the motherland are also displayed, heightening the jubilant atmosphere of the Spring Festival. 20 sets of zodiac stamps issued from 2000 (Year of Dragon) to 2019 (Year of Dog) since the return of Macao are also exhibited, conveying rich and profound traditional Chinese culture.
Original designs of the first round of zodiac stamps and Year of Xinchou zodiac stamps displayed in the exhibition
To entertain the audience, 12 original designs of the first round zodiac stamps collected in China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum as well as 4 original designs of the Year of Xinchou zodiac stamps designed by Yao Zhonghua, the famous painter, will be specially exhibited on January 5th and 6th .
On-site interactions plus online exhibition add more fun to the activity
There is a special place in the exhibition hall, where the audience can take pictures before the theme wall with a piece of card written with good wishes to convey their hope and blessings for the Year of Ox.
There is also an electronic screen in the hall and visitors can get to know the background knowledge of zodiac stamps by clicking the screen, thereby getting the digital exhibition experience.
The online exhibition goes synchronously with the offline one. Visitors can go to the virtual exhibition by searching the WeChat official account “China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum”, clicking the menu “visiting · post Expo” to enter “enjoying cloud post Expo”. Visitors will be enabled to enjoy the wonderful exhibition at home and take part in interesting online interactive gift-winning activities.