Be proud, be loud, it’s the Year of the Fire Rooster

Be proud, be loud, it's the Year of the Fire Rooster

New Year, or the “Spring Festival” as it is known in China, is the longest and most important holiday in China. The Chinese New Year 2017 begins on January 28, 2017. The Chinese New Year’s festivities end two weeks later on the 15th day of the next month on what is known as the Lantern Festival, you can watch the festivities here

The Chinese New Year 2017 of the Fire Rooster begins on the second New Moon after the Solstice. The Year of the Rooster is set to be a powerful one, with no middle ground when it comes to moving forward.

In a Rooster Year all of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into Rooster traits: loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.

For our ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing of the rooster was significant, its announcement awakening people to begin their day. And so we better understand why those born under the sign of the rooster Rooster are almost always the epitome of fidelity and punctuality.

In Greek mythology, it is said the rooster has a special intuitive connection to predicting the future and therefore regarded as one of the god’s ambassadors. The people born in the year of the rooster are also attuned to foresight taking pleasure from good planning when dealing with circumstances bringing a certain unexpected ingenuity to problem solving.

Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky Colors: gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Lucky Directions: west, southwest, northeast

Famous Roosters:
Mo-tse, Liu Che (Emperor Wu of China’s Western Han Dynasty 202 BC – 9 AD), Li Longji (Emperor Xuanzong of China’s Tang Dynasty 618 – 907), Zhuge Liang (Premier of Shu in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 – 280), Anna Kournikova, Anne Heche, Alexis Bledel, Bette Midler, Beyonce, Cate Blanchett, Diane Sawyer, Elijah Wood, James Marsters, Jessica Alba, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Taylor Momsen, Catherine the Great, Amelia Earhart, Rudyard Kipling, Groucho Marx, Peter Ustinov, Tagore, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Mencius, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Jennifer Aniston

paper cut rooster

paper cut rooster

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