The Chinese calendar follows the lunar schedule which means the new year doesn’t fall on January 1. Chinese New Year 2017 begins on January 28. The Chinese calendar is like the western zodiac in that it has 12 sections. It also adds an animal to each year, on a 12-year rotation. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Here’s all you need to know about the lunar new year 2016.
Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster
2017 is the year of the rooster, and Spring Festival marks the beginning on January 28, 2017.
You are considered a Rooster under the Chinese zodiac if were born in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933.
People born in the year of the Rooster are known to be very healthy people. They are social, active, and popular with crowds as well. Just the like animal, Roosters like to be the center of attention, always appearing beautiful and attractive. They are happiest in the company of others.
Chinese New Year 2017 at a Glance
Chinese pronunciation: Gōngjī
Chinese New Year: January 28, 2017
Lucky colors: brown, gold, yellow
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Years of birth: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933
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- 18 Facts About Chinese New Year to Impress Your Friends
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