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    Year of the Rabbit Postal Stamp Unveiling

    Photos by Rink

    A large crowd joined elected officials along with civic and nonprofit leaders for the unveiling ceremony of the U.S. Postal Service’s Lunar New Year of the Rabbit forever stamp. The event was held on January 12 at the Asian Art Museum. The rabbit is the fourth of the 12 zodiac animal signs associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. Those born during the Year of the Rabbit are said to be elegant, gracious, and kind.

    The APA Heritage Foundation’s president, Claudine Cheng, who conceived of the stamp’s design more than 30 years ago, hosted the unveiling. Speakers included Mayor London Breed, the U.S. Postal Service’s Derek Kan, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Asian Art Museum director Jay Xu, and others. During the ceremony, the LionDanceMe troupe performed a lion dance, and the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company performed a ribbon dance.

    Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays for Asian communities around the world and is celebrated by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Malaysian, and Filipino heritage.

    Other key Lunar New Year events to be held in the coming weeks in San Francisco are listed at:

    Published on January 26, 2023