Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster SI

Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster

The second issue in Jersey Post’s Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Dingyou year (2017) which is the Year of the Rooster. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated by Chinese and ethnic communities around the world.

In Chinese, the pronunciation of rooster (ji) is the same as lucky (ji) so the rooster is always viewed as the symbol of luck. As the rooster heralds daybreak every morning, it is also considered to be a sign of diligence, honesty, blessing, and brightness and people regard it with fondness.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 05.01.2017
Designer: Wang Huming, Beijing, China
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
Process: Offset lithography with gold metallic ink and varnish
Colours: 4
Size: Stamp die size 36mm x 36mm, Miniature Sheet overall size 95mm deep x 125mm wide; stamp within 60mm x 60mm
Values: 48p