Lunar New Year with Year of the Dragon Stamp

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Lunar New Year Dragon Stamp

On January 25, 2024, the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) - Asian Pacific American Advocates celebrated the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Dragon commemorative stamp released by the United States Postal Service. This event took place in Seattle, Washington, and was attended by former OCA National President Claudine Cheng, OCA - Greater Seattle President Dr. Connie So, and local community members.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Dragon stamp," said OCA - Greater Seattle President Dr. Connie So. "This stamp is the result of decades of advocacy and collaboration by OCA leaders and members, who have worked tirelessly to promote the recognition and inclusion of AAPI cultures and history in the United States. We thank the United States Postal Service for their continued support and partnership in this meaningful project, and we hope that this stamp will inspire and educate people of all backgrounds about the significance and beauty of the Lunar New Year.”

Beginning in 2020, in observance of the Lunar New Year holiday, the U.S. Postal Service introduced its third Lunar New Year series. This is the fifth Forever stamp in that series, which will continue through 2031 with stamps for the Year of the Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar.

“The Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon stamp is much more than U.S. postage,” said Tan, the Wing Luke Museum executive director. “It reflects a much larger narrative about inclusion and equity, as the Wing Luke Museum is dedicated to advancing racial and social equity, we applaud the Postal Service for promoting greater awareness of Asian culture and heritage through its stamp program as the dragon represents power, nobility and honor.”

Below are multiple news outlets that covered this event. Feel free to check them out by clicking the "here" link.

Read the full press release from OCA's website here.

Read the full national release from USPS' website here.

Read the full article on Northwest Asian Weekly's website here.

Read the full article on the International Examiner's website here.