Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Why does Canada waste taxpayers money celebrating another countries occult customs, Chinese New year
Canada Post Celebrates China's Year of The Pig...What! Why?
Lunar New Year stamps feature character from famous Chinese novel
MARKHAM, ONT. – Canada Post rings in the Lunar New Year with a two-stamp issue on January 18, the 11th in its current 12-year series. In honour of the Year of the Pig, the stamps feature Zhu Bajie, or Pigsy, a character from the celebrated 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.
“Canada Post is proud to join Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other East Asian heritage celebrating the Lunar New Year,” says Jo-Anne Polak, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs at Canada Post. “Since this annual issue kicked off with the Year of the Ox stamp in 1997, it has only grown in popularity.”
Designed by Albert Ng and Seung Jai Paek of Albert Ng and Associates, the Year of the Pig issue offers PermanentTM domestic- and international-rate stamp booklets plus:
a traditional gummed pane of 25 domestic-rate stamps, featuring four Chinese blessings; and
philatelic collectibles including an unsealed international-rate Official First Day Cover (OFDC), suitable for use as a “money envelope” in traditional gift-giving.
The Year of the Pig begins on February 5, 2019, and ends on January 24, 2020. Those born under the sign are said to be frank, trusting, compassionate, diligent and determined.
The stamps and related collectibles are available at canadapost.ca and at postal outlets across Canada. Follow these links for high resolution images and for additional information in Detailsmagazine.
Canada Post has released its Year of the Pig stamp in honour of the upcoming Lunar New Year, and some Richmondites have already added it to their collections.
The 2019 design features Zhu Bajie, or Pigsy, a character from the 16th-century Chinese novel A Journey to the West.
“Canada Post is proud to join Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other East Asian heritage celebrating the Lunar New Year,” said Jo-Anne Polak with Canada Post.
The annual tradition of releasing special-edition stamps to mark the Lunar New Year started in 1997 for the Year of the Ox.
Joyce Ang, a sales administrator with the Richmond News, has been collecting the colourful stamps for more than 15 years. She started when a friend in Malaysia asked her to send him one, and she’s been keeping up the tradition every year.
She buys one set of stamps to keep as a memento for herself, and another set or two to send as a gift.
“I have two grandsons. One was born in the Year of the Dragon, so I bought him this whole set,” she said, motioning to an array of stamps.
She was born in the Year of the Rooster, and is fond of those stamps, but also pointed to others over the years she’s liked. A couple of her favourites designs include a green ram from the year her second grandson was born, and a wrinkly shar pei.
The artwork for year’s pig stamp was created by Albert Ng and Seung Jai Paek. According to a release from Canada Post, those born in the Year of the Pig are frank, trusting, compassionate, diligent and determined.