@2014 Chinese Year of the Horse - Gibraltar stamps

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Technical details:
  • 30.01.2014
  • Cartor Security Printers
  • © bajena and siewhoong at istockphoto.com
  • Cartor Security Printers
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 31.75 x 31.75mm
  • 50p, £1
About 'Year of the Horse'

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, beginning on January 31, 2014 and ending on February 18, 2015. The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people’s ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.

Ancient people liked to designate an able person as ‘Qianli Ma’, a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters). People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. They are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely.