Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year 2011!!

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone has a fantastic year to come.  According to the Chinese Zodiac Calender it is the year of the Rabbit. As for the Vietnamese Zodiac Calender it is the year of the Cat  (Meo).  The Lunar New Years begins on February 3, 2011, and runs until January 22, 2012.

According to the Asian Zodiac Chart you are a Rabbit / Cat if you were born under the years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 ( future dates:  2023, 2036, 2047 )

The typical personality trait of people born under the Rabbit / Cat zodiac are that they are: talented, ambitious, patient, calm, sociable , friendly and kind.

Below are the New Years 2011 Canadian Rabbit Stamp and the 2011 Vietnamese Cat Stamp:
Rabbit Stamp Designed by Paul Haslip, Lauren Rand (HM&E Design)
Illustrated by: Tracy Walker (i2i Art)
You can learn more about or purchase this at Canada Post. 

There are two versions of the 2011 New Year (Tet) Cat (Meo) stamp.
Cat Stamps Designed by: Nguyễn Du
You can learn more about these stamps at: 
The Vietnamese zodiac is very similiar to the Chinese zodiac. There are some differences in the animal symbols.

The differences on the animal zodiac wheel are:
  1. The 2nd animal on the wheel is the  water buffalo (Vietnam) instead of the Ox (China).
  2. The 4th animal on the wheel is the cat (Vietnam) instead of the rabbit (China).
  3. The 8th animal on the wheel is the goat (Vietnam) instead of the sheep (China). 

Chinese Zodiac
Vietnamese Zodiac

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