Têt 2009 - Year of the Ox/Buffalo

     

Tet_Buffalo-set.jpg - click to large photo To welcome the year 2009, Year of the Buffalo, the 2nd sign of the Chinese zodiac, Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issues the stampset: "Year of the Buffalo"
- Value 2,000d: featuring the strong male-buffalo to symbolize the support of every family.
- Value 9,000d: featuring the female-buffalo with her buffalo calf to symbolize the growth and prosperity of spring.

We're now officially in the Year of the Ox. That's technically a water buffalo in Asian terms but 'ox' sounds so much stronger, right?
Water buffalos are beloved work animals in Vietnam. They're often featured in Viet artwork and make people smile with nostalgia for peaceful times.

January 26 2009

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!  Happy New Year!

Cau chuc qui vi va gia dinh nhieu an lanh va suc khoe trong nam moi!
(May you and your family enjoy lots of peace and good health in the new year!)

Asiatisk Nytårskur på Københavns Rådhus lørdag 31. januar - se fotoserie

LINKS

Têt 2016 8/2 Abe/Monkey * Têt 2015 19/2 Ged/Goat * Têt 2014 31/1 Hest/Horse * Tet 2013 10/2 Slange * Tet 2012 dragens år * Têt 2011 year of the Cat * Têt 2010 year of the Tiger * Têt 2009 Year of the Buffalo * Tet 2008 Year of the Rat * Year of the Pig 2007 * Tet 2006 Hundens år * Tet 2005 Hanens år