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Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster

Jan 17, 2017

By: Max Cannon

For Chinese New Year, The Year of the Rooster begins on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. The Spring Festival begins on that day and is celebrated all the way until the festivities end on February 2nd, 2017. The Rooster is the 10th in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. If you were born in 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017 you are a monkey. For those Roosters reading this, if you're looking to see what your sign has to say about the upcoming year then you came to the right place!

Big thanks to www.chinahightlights.com for all of the info!

Which relationships are most compatible with The Rooster?Which relationships are most compatible with The Rooster?Courtesy of China Highlights

Traits of The Rooster

Depending on which year you were born you could be a different variation of The Rooster. Check out which personality types are born on which years!

  • Wood Rooster (1945, 2005) - Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable.
  • Fire Rooster (1957, 2017) - Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.
  • Earth Rooster (1909, 1969) - Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends.
  • Gold Rooster (1921, 1981) - Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking.
  • Water Rooster (1933, 1993) - Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate.

What Will Bring Good Luck To Roosters?

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8.
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month.
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow.
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb.
  • Lucky directions: south, southeast.
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.

What Will Bring Bad Luck To Roosters?

  • Unlucky color: red.
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9.
  • Unlucky direction: east.
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months. 

Your own year is considered unlucky in Chinese Horoscopes!

The biggest Chinese New Year celebration in the West is in San Fransisco!The biggest Chinese New Year celebration in the West is in San Fransisco!Courtesy of New Year's Eve Blog

The Rooster's Personality

From China Highlights: 

"People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.

Active, Amusing, and Popular Among a Crowd

Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion. Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments. Their behavior of continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.

Roosters are Healthy and Enjoy Sports

People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports, such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times."

Chinese New Year celebrations are some of the biggest in the world.Chinese New Year celebrations are some of the biggest in the world.Courtesy of Happy New Year Event.com
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