France will issue its stamps for the Year of the Monkey in January 2016, which will be the last set of Chinese zodiac series stamps. La Poste of France has issued eleven series for the Year of the Rooster, Dog, Pig, Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse and Sheep since 2003. The stamp for next year will present all 12 animals in one stamp album.The year 2016 belongs to the category of “fire” in Chinese traditional culture. The monkey is the ninth animal among the other eleven. The Chinese character for monkey has a similar pronunciation with the one for “observe”, referring to the intelligence and wit of this animal.The stamp for 2016 still includes single stamp and sets of five stamps.