Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's the Year of the Rooster

The Miami Post Office is celebrating the Year of the rooster Forever stamp with a dedication at the annual Lunar New Year celebration at Miami-Dade College South this weekend.

Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian heritage.

In the United States and elsewhere, the Lunar New Year is marked in various ways, including parades featuring enormous and vibrantly painted papier-mâché dragons, parties and other special events. Vendors at outdoor markets sell flowers, toys, food and other items. Musicians play drums to celebrate a time of renewed hope for the future. Many families present red envelopes (hongbao), like the one depicted in the stamp art, containing money to children and loved ones.

Call Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte at 305-470-0386 for specific information on the stamp dedication open to employees as an off-the-clock activity.

Chinese New Year Festival Miami 
Miami Dade College-Kendall, Fred Shaw Plaza 
11011 SW 104 Street, Miami, FL 33176 
Sunday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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