Observed by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, and Mongolian heritage, the Lunar New Year is a time of modern festivity and ancient tradition. As the celebration became widespread in America, the U.S. Postal Service responded with stamps that illustrate some of its most notable symbols and signs, including a tiger, an ox, and a rat. In this set of four lessons, students examine the stamps and learn some of the back story.
Lunar New Year Stamps