Canada Post - Thematic Collection #123 - Year of the Monkey - Stamp and Coin Set (2004)
Each new year is named after one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. The first day of the Year of the Monkey begins on 22 January, 2004 and ends on 8 February, 2005.
People born in the Year of the Monkey are clever, skillful, flexible, remarkably inventive and original and excel in problem solving. Goog at making decisions, the display a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories.
According to legend, monkeys have the power to drive away demons and evil spirits and are seen as intelligent, mischievous, and lucky figures owing to their liveliness, cleverness and resemblance to human beings.
Since 1998, Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint have been proud to join Canada's Asian communities to honour the Lunar New Year through the issue of special edition stamp and coin sets.
2004 -Thematic collection. Joint Royal Canadian Mint / Canada Post stamp and coin product.