The U.S. Postal Service unveils the 46-cent.``Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Snake'' Forever stamp
California State Senator Ed Hernandez (2nd L), director general of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, Chung-Chen Kung(3rd R), Vice Mayors of Monterey Park, Mitchell Ing(L) and Teresa Real Sebastian (2nd R), join other officials as the U.S. Postal Service unveils the 46-cent ``Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Snake'' Forever stamp at the Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday Feburary 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Stamp artist Kam Mak, who was born in Hong Kong, China, grew up in New York City's Chinatown. Mak created a colorful illustration of red firecrackers of the sort traditionally used to scare off evil sprits and welcome the New Year. (Photo by Ringo Chiu/PHOTOFORMULA.com).