Irresistible monkeys as the symbol of a new year. Two original Zodiac stamps released by Serbian Post

February 9th, 2016

Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. is glad to introduce two new stamps by Serbian Post that depict these joyful and exotic animals. Hurry to add these bright philatelic items to your collection!

Lunar calendar is based on the cycles of moon phases. Most of these calendars represent lunisolar calendars. That means that calendar months correspond to the lunar cycles, but intercalary months are occasionally added in order to harmonize these cycles with solar years. Among these calendars are Chinese, Hebrew and Hindu calendars, and most calendar systems used in the Ancient World.

Chinese horoscope is among oldest known horoscopes. It consists of twelve signs, each of them governing one lunar year. These zodiac signs are named by animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig). Besides basic signs, the following elements are very important for the Chinese horoscope: wood, metal, water, fire and earth. Type and personality traits depend on the characteristics of a certain year (animal) when the person was born.

In 2016, Year of the Monkey that is welcomed with two new stamps by Serbian Post starts on February 8th. Previous years in the sign of monkey were 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004. The monkey is ninth in the Chinese horoscope and it is a sign with a lot of positive characteristics: ingenuity, curiosity, cheerfulness and playfulness.

Persons belonging to this sign are very social, like fast life, in which they enjoy. They are fortunate and cheerful in life. They are intelligent and analytical and can reverse every situation in their own favour. Their spontaneity is often irresistible. They are very communicative and flexible and like to stand out. However, one should not expect loyalty from them unless they have some interest in it. Besides being insightful, imaginative, ingenious, resourceful, versatile and humorous, people born under this sign can also be cunning, mischievous, shifty, manipulative, insidious and superficial.