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Chinese New Year (2016)

 

 

 Issue Name: Chinese New Year
 Thai Issue Name: ตรุษจีน
 Issue Date: 2016/2559-02-04
 Cause: To commemorative the Chinese New Year, known in Thai as Thetsakahn Trut Jihn
 Catalogue Number: 2016/13
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht
 Used Value: 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 62 x 26 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: n/a
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Chinese dragon dance, in which acrobats climb high poles (fig.), seemingly making the dragon rise up to chase a crystal ball held by an acrobat sitting atop of another high pole. At the bottom of the stamp is a red baiwen or ‘white characters’ seal (fig.), with the nonspecific designation yin zhang, showing the Chinese characters Chun Jie (春节), which translates as  ‘Spring Festival’. In the background are fireworks, which in Thai are called dokmai fai (fig.).
 Related Link: thetsakahn, Trut Jihn, Chinese dragon, yin zhang, Chun Jie, dokmai fai, dragon