Royal Mail Celebrates Lunar New Year on Special Stamp Sheet

\"royalRoyal Mail heralds the Year of the Horse on a special sheet of 20 stamps. The limited-edition sheet features Lunar New Year celebrations from five cities across the UK as well as vibrant images of moving horses. The launch follows the popular Royal Mail sheet for the Year of the Dragon in 2012 and the Year of the Snake in 2013. The sheet costs £12.50 and is available online at www.royalmail.com/horse and at selected Post Office across the UK  .

Twenty First Class fireworks stamps feature alongside labels of intricate designs and iconic imagery relevant to the Lunar New Year. The sheet contains five images of past Lunar New Year celebrations in the English cities of Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Manchester as well as in Scotland’s Kilmarnock and Swansea in Wales.Set against a red background, a colour synonymous with good fortune in China, the sheet also contains vibrant images of five elemental horse types: metal, earth, fire, wood and water.Completing the imagery are labels with messages of good luck and prosperity, good fortune, good health and Happy New Year in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

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