The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with Vietnam Post, has recently issued a stamp set consisting of two stamps and one block. Designed by Nguyen Quang Vinh, the stamps measure 37×37 mm, while the block measures 80×80 mm. The stamps are priced at VND4,000 each, and the block is priced at VND15,000.
One of the stamp designs showcases an image of a majestic golden dragon ascending into the sky, which is closely associated with the captivating tale of Hanoi’s Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, also known as the Rising Dragon.
The second stamp design portrays the picturesque Ha Long Bay, which narrates the legendary story of dragons descending from the heavens to assist the Vietnamese people in their fight against foreign invaders and preservation of their homeland.
The block background mesmerizes viewers with an image of a carp transforming into a dragon, symbolizing immense effort, auspiciousness, and triumph. It also introduces both local and international viewers to the traditional worship of “Ong Cong, Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods), a deeply cherished custom signifying bidding farewell to the negativities of the past year and ushering in a new year of harmony and contentment.
The Lunar New Year festival, famously known as Tet in Vietnam, holds utmost importance as it represents the most significant and grandest traditional celebration in Vietnamese culture. This year, workers will enjoy a well-deserved seven-day holiday, from February 8th to February [date], to fully partake in the joyful Tet festivities.