Croatian post Ltd. Mostar has issued commemorative postage stamp in sheet of 9 stamps to celebrate the New Year of the Snake.
Chinese zodiac is one of the oldest in the world, based on the lunar cycle, and the beginning of the Year usually is at the end of January or in the February. There are many legends on that how Chinese zodiac came into existence. The most popular story is about Buddha who invited all animals in guests but only 12 animals came. They came in order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Buddha has rewarded their devotion and named a year after each of them. By that order the signs of Chinese zodiac rotate and each sign rules for a year.
- 22.03.2013Postojna Cave, the First Underground Post Office on new Slovenia-Austria joint stamp issue - 763
- 26.03.2013Chocolate stamps from Belgium to arouse senses - 341
- 11.03.2009Top 10 most touching postage stamps of 2008 - 321
- 27.03.2013StampNews.com launches new design - 311
- 24.05.2013 - 26.05.2013NOJEX 2013, North Jersey Stamp Show
- 07.06.2013 - 09.06.2013Nordic stamp exhibition NORDIA 2013 in Gardabaer, Iceland
- 16.07.2013 - 21.06.2013APS Summer Seminar on Philately in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
- 02.08.2013 - 14.08.2013WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION THAILAND 2013
- 08.08.2013 - 11.08.2013APS StampShow 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 19.11.2013 - 25.11.2013WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION BRASILIANA-2013