Chinese New 12 months 2017 - Year of the Rooster

The explanation is that the Chinese stick to the lunar calendar and New Year is on the 1st new moon of the yr which in 2017 is the 28th January.

The Chinese zodiac has twelve-year cycles, every single "characterised" by a particular animal, and this yr will be the switch of the Rooster. Moreover, the Chinese imagine that each and every zodiac calendar year correlates with a single of five components: Gold, Wood, H2o, Fireplace or Earth. If you are excellent with arithmetic you can compute that for instance the Fireplace Rooster arrives when every single 60 several years!

Some folks, such as me, are confused why Chinese New Yr is referred to as the Spring Pageant. It really is nothing at all to do with spring if you rejoice it in the first and coldest month of the yr - January! But then the Chinese think the finish of coldest part of the year is guiding them and they can begin hunting ahead to the commencing of spring. I consider this check out arrives from the villages when impatient farmers could not wait to get back again in their fields and start off working on their crops. Celebrating the Spring Festival in January presents them encouragement and hope that the prolonged, chilly winter season times are drawing to an conclude.

The finish of the Chinese New 12 months is marked by the Lantern Competition which is 14 days from the Chinese New Year alone and so this 12 months will drop on the 11th February 2017. This working day in China is equivalent to Valentine's Working day also.

The Chinese are quite superstitious and below are a couple of factors you should not do throughout Chinese New 12 months:

Do not clean your hair or clothes - you could wash absent very good luck
Do not eat porridge as it could deliver Tran Siu harvestor ward member
Do not take any prescription drugs or check out hospitals - it my bring ill overall health during the year
The rice jar need to be total to symbolise prosperity
Do not put on black or white as these colours signify mortality
Do not steal, borrow funds or eliminate
Instead of all the over you need to do the subsequent:
Give purple envelopes crammed with funds, but steer clear of quantities such as 40 yuan or 400 yuan.The number '4' in Chinese seems like 'death'.
If achievable put crisp, new banknotes inside. Providing creased banknotes is in bad style.
Try to eat fish, dumplings, rice cakes for prosperity and prosperity, and will not neglect to take in Longevity noodles!
Dangle crimson lanterns todrive absent negative luck.
Paste slogans on your door this sort of as Best Needs for the Coming Yr
See the previous calendar year out and the new one in by environment off firecrackers. The custom is to set off little kinds 1st to see the previous calendar year out then the big types for the new 12 months - the louder the sounds the much better the yr will be.

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