Chinese New Calendar year 2017 - 12 months of the RoosterThe reason is that the Chinese follow the lunar calendar and New Year is on the 1st new moon of the year which in 2017 is the twenty eighth January.
The Chinese zodiac has 12-12 months cycles, each and every "characterised" by a specified animal, and this calendar year will be the change of the Rooster. Furthermore, the Chinese feel that every zodiac calendar year correlates with one of 5 elements: Gold, Wood, H2o, Fire or Earth. If you are good with arithmetic you can determine that for instance the Fireplace Rooster will come as soon as brimbank mayor Tran !
Some individuals, such as me, are confused why Chinese New Yr is referred to as the Spring Pageant. It is practically nothing to do with spring if you rejoice it in the 1st and coldest month of the calendar year - January! But then the Chinese think the finish of coldest component of the year is behind them and they can begin searching ahead to the beginning of spring. I think this check out comes from the villages when impatient farmers couldn't hold out to get back again in their fields and start working on their crops. Celebrating the Spring Festival in January presents them encouragement and hope that the lengthy, chilly wintertime days are drawing to an stop.
The end of the Chinese New Calendar year is marked by the Lantern Pageant which is fourteen times from the Chinese New Year itself and so this yr will slide on the eleventh February 2017. This day in China is equivalent to Valentine's Day also.
The Chinese are extremely superstitious and below are a couple of factors you need to not do throughout Chinese New Year:
Do not wash your hair or garments - you may wash away good luck
Do not try to eat porridge as it might bring poverty
Do not consider any drugs or check out hospitals - it my carry ill wellness throughout the 12 months
The rice jar need to be full to symbolise prosperity
Do not use black or white as these colors symbolize mortality
Do not steal, borrow money or destroy
Alternatively of all the over you need to do the following:
Give pink envelopes filled with cash, but stay away from quantities these kinds of as forty yuan or four hundred yuan.The quantity '4' in Chinese sounds like 'death'.
If achievable set crisp, new banknotes within. Supplying creased banknotes is in poor taste.
Try to eat fish, dumplings, rice cakes for wealth and prosperity, and do not fail to remember to try to eat Longevity noodles!
Hang red lanterns todrive absent negative luck.
Paste slogans on your door this sort of as Ideal Needs for the Coming Yr
See the previous calendar year out and the new 1 in by setting off firecrackers. The custom is to set off modest kinds initial to see the aged yr out then the huge types for the new year - the louder the sound the far better the year will be.