Year of the Snake stamps from Vietnam

Traditional Lunar New Year has a very significant role in the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. In some Asian countries such as Vietnam, Japan, Korea, China, 12 animal designations are used in succession to be the specific name for a year according to the signs of the Heavenly Systems and of the Earthly Branches. Snake is one of them. Image of this animal is appeared not only in most cultures, but also carried many different meanings, sometimes conflicting. Snake of is one of the original religious cults of the ancient Vietnamese.

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