A collection of stamps featuring numerous images of Vietnamese cats were released on December 1 by the Ministry of Information and Communications in celebration of the upcoming Tet festival, known locally as the Lunar New Year.
With the upcoming Lunar New Year set to mark the start of the Year of the Cat, which begins on January 22, 2023, the design of the collection aims to convey a message of good health, happiness, and luck for all people and their families.
The first stamp design depicts a mother cat playing with two kittens, with the group surrounded by peach flowers and a red envelope, thereby sending a message of reunions for all families during the festive season.
The second design showcases a cat holding an ochna blossom in its paws, showing the joyfulness for Tet celebration.
The two 37mm x 37mm stamps have been designed by local artist Nguyen Quang Vinh and cost between VND4,000 and VND15,000 each. In addition, the block sized 80mm x 80mm is worth VND15,000.
The collection is set to be made available on the public postal network nationwide from December 1 to June 30, 2024.