Chinese New Calendar year 2017 - 12 months of the RoosterThe reason is that the Chinese adhere to the lunar calendar and New Yr is on the 1st new moon of the yr which in 2017 is the twenty eighth January.
The Chinese zodiac has twelve-calendar year cycles, every "characterised" by a specified animal, and this 12 months will be the flip of the Rooster. Additionally, the Chinese imagine that each and every zodiac calendar year correlates with one particular of five factors: Gold, Wooden, Drinking water, Fire or Earth. If you are good with arithmetic you can calculate that for example the Hearth Rooster comes as soon as each 60 a long time!
Some people, such as me, are confused why Chinese New Calendar year is referred to as the Spring Festival. It truly is nothing to do with spring if you rejoice it in the first and coldest thirty day period of the calendar year - January! But then the Chinese think the end of coldest portion of the calendar year is powering them and they can begin seeking forward to the beginning of spring. I consider this view will come from the villages when impatient farmers couldn't wait around to get back in their fields and start off operating on their crops. Celebrating CBC Yacht Club in January presents them encouragement and hope that the extended, cold wintertime days are drawing to an conclude.
The stop of the Chinese New 12 months is marked by the Lantern Competition which is 14 times from the Chinese New Year alone and so this year will fall on the eleventh February 2017. This day in China is equal to Valentine's Working day way too.
The Chinese are extremely superstitious and right here are a few issues you should not do throughout Chinese New 12 months:
Do not clean your hair or outfits - you may possibly wash absent good luck
Do not try to eat porridge as it could provide poverty
Do not take any prescription drugs or check out hospitals - it my carry ill overall health through the year
The rice jar have to be total to symbolise prosperity
Do not put on black or white as these colors signify mortality
Do not steal, borrow cash or get rid of
Rather of all the previously mentioned you should do the adhering to:
Give pink envelopes loaded with income, but stay away from quantities these kinds of as forty yuan or four hundred yuan.The quantity '4' in Chinese seems like 'death'.
If attainable put crisp, new banknotes inside of. Supplying creased banknotes is in undesirable taste.
Consume fish, dumplings, rice cakes for wealth and prosperity, and will not overlook to take in Longevity noodles!
Hold purple lanterns todrive away bad luck.
Paste slogans on your doorway such as Greatest Wishes for the Coming 12 months
See the aged year out and the new one in by location off firecrackers. The tradition is to set off little ones first to see the aged year out then the massive ones for the new 12 months - the louder the sounds the far better the year will be.