The Asian reporter. (Portland, Or.) 1991-current, February 04, 2019, Page Page 15, Image 8

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    Lunar New Year
February 4, 2019
U.S. Postal Service issues final stamp of
the Celebrating Lunar New Year series
Bright pink peach blossoms
highlight the 2019 Year of the Boar
stamp, the 12th and final stamp in
the Celebrating Lunar New Year
series. The U.S. Postal Service
(USPS) dedicated the stamps in
January during a first-day-of-issue
ceremony at the Chinese Community
Center in Houston, Texas.
The Boar, also referred to as the
Pig, is one of 12 zodiac animal signs
associated with the lunar calendar.
The 2019 Year of the Boar begins
February 5 and ends January 24,
2020.
The Lunar New Year is the most
important holiday of the year for
many Asian communities. In the
United States and elsewhere, the
occasion is celebrated in various ways
on New Year’s day and in the days
that follow. Parties, special events,
and parades featuring enormous and
vibrantly painted papier-mâché
dragons are common festivities. The
Lunar New Year is observed by peo-
ple of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese,
Tibetan, Mongolian, and other
heritages.
Around the world, millions of
people welcome a new year with gifts,
music, and celebration. Individuals
born during the Year of the Boar are
said to be generous, compassionate,
and warm-hearted. Diligent and
focused, these individuals often have
a great sense of responsibility and
finish what they start.
Peach blossoms, like those depicted
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PROTECT YOUR
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LIVE PIGS
FOR SALE
Pigs available for
purchase for your
celebration!
w Lunar New Year
w Birthdays
w Other celebrations
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River View Cemetery
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Portland, OR 97219
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SECOND STAMP SERIES CONCLUDES. Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the
2019 Year of the Boar stamp, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series.
The Boar, also referred to as the Pig, is one of 12 zodiac animal signs associated with the lunar
calendar. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service)
in the stamp art, are of particular
significance during this time of year.
In China, peach trees typically bloom
in early February, just in time for the
new year, with the striking pink
blossoms marking the beginning of
spring.
Introduced in 2008, the Cele-
brating Lunar New Year series is the
second to honor the Lunar New Year.
The first series ran from 1992 to 2007.
Combining original artwork by
Kam Mak with two elements from the
previous series of Lunar New Year
Think you’re
an organ and
tissue donor?
Not if you haven’t
told your family.
Talk to your family about
organ and tissue donation.
Talk to your family
about donating life.
THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 15
stamps — Clarence Lee’s intricate
cut-paper design of a boar and the
Chinese character for “boar” drawn in
grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun —
art director Ethel Kessler created a
culturally rich stamp design that
celebrates the diversity of America.
The Year of the Boar is being issued
as a souvenir sheet of 12 self-adhesive
Forever stamps. To learn more, or to
purchase the new Lunar New Year
stamp, call 1-800-STAMP24 (1-800-
782-6724) or visit <www.usps.com/
stamps>.
HEALTHY FAMILIES, HEALTHY HOMES
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w Live 100- to 200-
pound pigs
w Customers are able
to butcher the pig
they choose onsite
w Hot water available
To learn more,
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Call (503) 980-5900 for details
GRASS-FED & GRASS-FINISHED BEEF
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Beef available as:
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Beef is processed by a Portland butcher.
Pickup available in March at N.E. Sandy Blvd. location.
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• Hourly workshops
SATURDAY, FEB 23, 2019
9:30 AM-2:30 PM
• Great giveaways
• Lunch provided
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The staff at The Asian Reporter
wish you and your family a safe
and happy Year of the Pig!