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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Wednesday, January 04 2023 - 06:31
USPS Gets Festive With a Lunar New Year Stamp – Stamp will be unveiled in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --



    The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the Lunar New Year in San
    Francisco with the unveiling of the Year of the Rabbit Forever stamp. 

    The first-day-of-issue event for the stamp is free and open to the public.
    News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #LunarNewYear and


    Derek Kan, governor, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors

    London N. Breed, mayor, San Francisco

    Fiona Ma, state treasurer, California

    Jay Xu, director, Asian Art Museum


    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at 11 a.m. PST 


    Asian Art Museum [ 
    200 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102


    Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at: [ 


    The Postal Service will issue the latest Lunar New Year stamp celebrating
    the Year of the Rabbit. This stamp design calls to mind the elaborately
    decorated masks used in the dragon or lion dances often performed in Lunar
    New Year parades. This three-dimensional mask depicting a rabbit is a
    contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk art crafts
    created during this auspicious time of year. The rabbit mask design
    incorporates colors and patterns with symbolic meaning.

    Art director Antonio Alcala designed the stamp and the pane with original
    art by Camille Chew.

    The Year of the Rabbit stamp is being issued in panes of 20. It will always
    be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

    Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays of the year for many
    Asian communities around the world and is primarily celebrated by people of
    Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Malaysian and Filipino
    heritage. Across these varied cultures, many traditions exist for ringing
    in a new year of good luck and prosperity.

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal 
Store [ 
] at [ 
], by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic [ 
] or at Post Office locations nationwide. 

The United States Postal Service is an independent federal establishment, 
mandated to be self-financing and to serve every American community through the 
affordable, reliable and secure delivery of mail and packages to more than 163 
million addresses six and often seven days a week. Overseen by a bipartisan 
Board of Governors, the Postal Service is implementing a 10-year transformation 
plan, Delivering for America [ 
], to modernize the postal network, restore long-term financial sustainability, 
dramatically improve service across all mail and shipping categories, and 
maintain the organization as one of America's most valued and trusted brands.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and 
relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

For USPS media resources, including broadcast-quality video and audio and photo 
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National Contact: David P. Coleman

Local Contact: Justin Hastings
628-249-9601 [ 

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SOURCE  U.S. Postal Service