Dec. 21, 2023

USPS Rings In Lunar New Year With Year of the Dragon Stamp

Dragon stamp


The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the Lunar New Year with the unveiling of the Year of the Dragon stamp.

The first-day-of-issue event for this Forever stamp is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #LunarNewYearDragon and #LunarNewYearStamps.


Eduardo H. Ruiz, Jr., vice president, Retail and Delivery Operations — Western-Pacific Area, U.S. Postal Service

The Honorable Bruce Harrell, mayor, Seattle

Dr. Connie So, professor, University of Washington and president, OCA Greater Seattle - Asian Pacific American Advocates

Joël Barraquiel Tan, executive director, Wing Luke Museum

Claudine Cheng, president, APA Heritage Foundation

Tanya Woo, Seattle community activist and award-winning dancer

Cecilia Xu, Chinese singer

Seattle Chinese Folk Dance Group

Mak Fai Lion and Dragon Dance Team


Jan. 25, 2024, at 11 a.m. PST


International District/Chinatown Community Center
719 Eighth Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104


Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at


As the auspicious Year of the Dragon begins, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the Lunar New Year with a colorful new stamp. The Year of the Dragon begins Feb. 10, 2024, and ends Jan. 28, 2025.

Parades, customary foods, and red and gold lanterns mark the Lunar New Year festival for people all over the world. Celebrants set off firecrackers to ward off evil spirits and clean their houses to signify a moment of renewal before spring. They write couplets, give gifts and prepare traditional meals to celebrate the coming year.

People born in the Year of the Dragon are said to be successful, wise and powerful. In fact, many consider the dragon to be so favorable, they plan for children to be born under the sign. Every 12 years, many Asian communities experience a baby boom because of the allure of the dragon, the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac.

Postal Products

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide. For officially licensed stamp products, shop the USPS Officially Licensed Collection on Amazon.



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