February 14, 2019
CHICAGO — The Postal Service and the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will unveil the Year of the Boar stamp at a ceremony at Cai Restaurant on Friday, February 15. The Year of the Boar stamp is the final stamp for the 12-stamp, Celebrating Lunar New Year series that began in 2008. The stamp will be unveiled at 7:45 p.m. Cai Restaurant is located at 2100 Archer Avenue on the 2nd floor.
Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian heritage.
Chicago Postmaster Wanda Prater will unveil the stamp. “This stamp is important because it gives the Postal Service a chance to reinforce our commitment to celebrate America’s great diversity through our stamps,” she said.
A special pictorial stamp cancellation will also be available for the event and the Year of the Boar sheet of stamps will be available for attendees to purchase. The stamps can also be purchased at any Post Office.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.