Porcelain trays with "rat" greet Year of the Rat

2008-01-25 06:56:36 Xinhua English

A saleswoman shows a porcelain tray with the image of a stamp portraying rat, which is the first one of 12 symbolic animals chosen to represent 12 years in the Chinese lunar calendar, in Jingdezhen, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 25, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2008 shows porcelain trays with the image of a stamp portraying rat, which is the first one of 12 symbolic animals chosen to represent 12 years in the Chinese lunar calendar, in Jingdezhen, east China's Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua Photo)

Porcelain trays are issued by China Post to greet the coming Chinese lunar New Year of the Rat, which falls on Feb. 7 this year.