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Year of the Tiger

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Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger (view technical specs)

The Tiger is the third of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox set off the night before and was first. Tiger arrived early the next morning and was second. Rat secretly climbed onto Ox and jumped down when he saw the Jade Emperor. Ox and Tiger were pushed back to second and third. Despite his protests, Tiger could only settle with being the third zodiac. The Tiger is also associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 3-5 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang, the Tiger is yang. Tigers are courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life. In Chinese culture, tigers are seen as the guardian of children. Infants and babies wear shoes and hats with tiger designs to protect against evil spirits. Paired with the Celestial Stems, there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although yín is associated with wood, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography: Bajena and Siewhoong at istockphoto.com
Printer:Bpost Security Printers
Process:Offset Lithography
Colours:4 colours
Stamp size:30 x 30mm
Issue date:2022-02-25
Stamp Values:3.16, 4