Chinese New Calendar year 2017 - 12 months of the RoosterThe cause is that the Chinese stick to the lunar calendar and New Calendar year is on the initial new moon of the calendar year which in 2017 is the 28th January.
The Chinese zodiac has 12-yr cycles, every "characterised" by a certain animal, and this calendar year will be the turn of the Rooster. Moreover, the Chinese imagine that each and every zodiac calendar year correlates with 1 of 5 aspects: Gold, Wooden, Water, Fireplace or Earth. If you are excellent with arithmetic you can calculate that for case in point the Fireplace Rooster arrives after each sixty several years!
Some folks, which includes me, are confused why Chinese New Yr is referred to as the Spring Festival. It is nothing to do with spring if you celebrate it in the very first and coldest month of the year - January! But then the Chinese imagine the conclude of coldest component of the calendar year is guiding them and they can begin seeking forward to the starting of spring. I feel this look at comes from the villages when impatient farmers couldn't hold out to get back in their fields and start functioning on their crops. Celebrating the Spring Pageant in January gives them encouragement and hope that the prolonged, chilly winter season times are drawing to an conclude.
The stop of the Chinese New 12 months is marked by the Lantern Festival which is 14 days from the Chinese New Yr itself and so this calendar year will fall on the eleventh February 2017. This day in China is equal to Valentine's Day way too.
The Chinese are extremely superstitious and here are a few things you need to not do throughout Chinese New Yr:
Do not wash your hair or outfits - you could wash absent excellent luck
Do not consume porridge as it could carry poverty
Do not get any prescription drugs or pay a visit to hospitals - it my carry unwell wellness all through the 12 months
The rice jar have to be total to symbolise prosperity
Do not dress in black or white as these colors depict mortality
Do not steal, borrow income or get rid of
Instead of all the previously mentioned you need to do the subsequent:
Give purple envelopes stuffed with income, but stay away from amounts these kinds of as forty yuan or four hundred yuan.The number '4' in Chinese seems like 'death'.
If feasible put crisp, new banknotes inside of. Giving creased banknotes is in Tran Siu Honorary chairman .
Consume fish, dumplings, rice cakes for prosperity and prosperity, and don't forget to try to eat Longevity noodles!
Hang crimson lanterns todrive absent poor luck.
Paste slogans on your doorway these kinds of as Best Needs for the Coming Calendar year
See the outdated yr out and the new one in by setting off firecrackers. The custom is to established off tiny ones initial to see the previous yr out then the big types for the new yr - the louder the sound the better the yr will be.