Lunar New Year is one of the most important and popular of the traditional Chinese holidays and is commemorated by Chinese people throughout the world. It is also called Spring Festival and it is time of renewal and fresh ideas.

Christmas Island – Australia post issued vivid and colourful Lunar New Year 2016 stamps to indicate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

Lunar New Year stamps are popular among collectors, as each year there is new animal featured on the stamp. Also the stamps are issued by many postal administrations to celebrate these traditional Chinese festival.