Chinese New Year, known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival” in Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating another year of the Rooster.
- People pray and wish for good harvest on this auspicious day and prepare for the farm work ahead that starts soon after the new year.
- It’s a long 7 day celebration and public holiday is observed for the whole week.
- The 12 zodiac animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle are – the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and the Pig.
The Year of the Rooster
- Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
- Roosters are Energetic, smart, hardworking, trustworthy and brave people.
Lucky Rooster Predictions
- Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
- Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
- Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
- Lucky directions: south, southeast
- Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
- Roosters are most Compatible with Snakes and the OX
- Worst with Pig, Rat, Horse and Rabbit
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