2011, Year of the Cat – stamps from Vietnam

The Vietnam Post has issued a set of two stamps commemorating the Year of the Cat. Indeed, according to the Vietnamese horoscope, the coming 2011 will be Year of the Cat.

The Vietnamese zodiac is almost identical to Chinese zodiac except that the second animal is the water buffalo instead of the ox, the fourth animal is the cat instead of the rabbit and the 8th animal is the goat instead of the sheep.

The Vietnamese year of the cat symbolizes sensitivity, gentleness and kindness.

As a matter of fact, there are different kinds of cats in the Vietnamese horoscope. There is the Metal Cat born in 1951 and 2011 and they tend to be resilient, determined and strong.

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