|China's Year of the Dragon 2012 Stamp |
which sparked controversy over being "too ferocious."
Xin Nian Kuai Le!
The auspicious year of the dragon will arrive January 23, 2012. I was googling the Year of the Dragon and didn't realize that we have special Lunar New Year stamps in China, the U.S. and Canada. Take a look at these beautiful works of art.
|U.S. Year of the Dragon Stamp by Brooklyn-based artist Kam Mak. |
Mak says the dragon represents strength.“People always ask me, ‘But dragons are scary.’ I’d say Chinese dragons are very different from Western dragons. Its strength is protection. In some way, we are spreading our culture and they’re learning."
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|The Canadian 2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon Stamp|
Designed by Louis Fishauf and Charles Vinh with calligraphy by James Tan. According to Louis Fishauf and Charles Vinh, this is the year of the water dragon. So they incorporated the wave motif down at the bottom of the stamp to represent the idea of water.
"The dragon, of course, represents good luck as well, and dragon should be very powerful, and knowledgeable with the symbol of the emperor and imperial of China. And this dragon is a five-toe dragon, so this is an imperial dragon." For more, go to: http://www.cncworld.tv/news/v_show/21149_Canada_issues_Dragon_year_stamps.shtml