2020, December 28. Year of the Ox (Chinese New Year)
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Se-tenant Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 8; Souvenir
Sheet of One
12p - Ox, Close-Up
45p - Ox, Full-Body
Miniature Sheets of 8 (Four Se-tenant Pairs) With Gold Foil
- Souvenir Sheets of One - 4,000
Stamp Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro
First Day Covers:
2021 YEAR OF THE OX (Chinese New Year)
The Chinese Zodiac has twelve
representative animals, namely: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon,
snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. In Chinese
culture, when a person is born, it is said that the person exhibits
the characteristics of the important animal they are born under,
People born within the year of the Ox are associated with honesty
and humility. They are also known to be kind, gentle, and steadfast.
The issuance features a 200-peso
denomination souvenir sheet, and a se-tenant pair of 45 and 12-peso
stamps in Miniature Sheet of 8 or four se-tenant pairs.
The lunar Year of the Ox officially
begins on 12 February 2021, the year of the Metal Ox. The previous
of Year of the Ox was in 2009, and the next comes in 2033. People
born under the Year of the Ox include Manuel Tinio - the youngest
general of the revolutionary government, thespian Honorata "Atang"
de la Rama, and actor and director Paquito Diaz.