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2023Year of the Rabbit - Set

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Technical details
  • 20.02.2023
  • Stephen Perera
  • © Bajena and Siewhoong at
  • Bpost Security Printing
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 30 x 30mm
  • £3.16, £4
About Year of the Rabbit

The rabbit is the 4th in the twelve-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rabbit is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol. Legend has it the Rabbit was proud of its speed. He was neighbours with the Ox and always made fun of how slow Ox was. One day, the Jade Emperor said the zodiac order would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived at his party. Rabbit set off at daybreak. But when he got there, no other animals were in sight. Thinking that he would obviously be first, he went off to the side and napped. However, when he woke up, three other animals had already arrived. One of them was the Ox he had always looked down upon.

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