HONOLULU - The U.S. Postal Service is set to issue the Year of the Dog Forever stamp in a ceremony at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza on Thursday, Jan. 11. 

It's the 11th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Dog begins Feb. 16, 2018, and ends Feb. 4, 2019.

The event is free and open to the public.  The ceremony starts at 11 a.m.

The U.S. Postal Service introduced its Celebrating Lunar New Year series in 2008. The series will continue through 2019 with a stamp for the Year of the Boar. Year of the Dog is being issued as a souvenir sheet of 12 self-adhesive Forever stamps.