Chinese New Yr 2017 - Year of the RoosterThe cause is that the Chinese comply with the lunar calendar and New 12 months is on the initial new moon of the calendar year which in 2017 is the twenty eighth January.
The Chinese zodiac has twelve-calendar year cycles, every "characterised" by a particular animal, and this 12 months will be the change of the Rooster. Furthermore, the Chinese think that each and every zodiac year correlates with 1 of five aspects: Gold, Wooden, Drinking water, Hearth or Earth. If you are great with mathematics you can calculate that for example the Fire Rooster arrives once every single sixty years!
Some people, like me, are puzzled why Chinese New 12 months is referred to as the Spring Festival. It's absolutely nothing to do with spring if you celebrate it in the initial and coldest month of the 12 months - January! But then the Chinese imagine the conclude of coldest component of the calendar year is behind them and they can commence seeking forward to the commencing of spring. I consider this look at comes from the villages when impatient farmers couldn't wait around to get back in their fields and start functioning on their crops. Celebrating the Spring Festival in January gives them encouragement and hope that the prolonged, chilly winter days are drawing to an conclude.
The stop of the Chinese New Calendar year is marked by the Lantern Competition which is fourteen days from the Chinese New Year itself and so this year will tumble on the eleventh February 2017. This working day in China is equivalent to Valentine's Working day also.
The Chinese are really superstitious and below are a few factors you must not do in the course of Chinese New Yr:
Do not clean your hair or garments - you may wash absent excellent luck
Do not eat porridge as it may possibly provide poverty
Do not get any medications or pay a visit to hospitals - it my provide sick overall health through the yr
The rice jar should be full to symbolise prosperity
Do not use black or white as these colors signify mortality
Do not steal, borrow income or get rid of
As an alternative of all the over you must do the subsequent:
Give crimson envelopes filled with funds, but keep away from quantities this sort of as 40 yuan or 400 yuan.The variety '4' in Chinese appears like 'death'.
If possible set crisp, new banknotes inside of. Giving creased banknotes is in bad style.
Try to eat fish, dumplings, rice cakes for prosperity and prosperity, and will not neglect to try to eat Longevity noodles!
Hang red lanterns todrive away deputy mayor .
Paste slogans on your door such as Ideal Needs for the Coming Yr
See the aged calendar year out and the new one particular in by setting off firecrackers. The tradition is to set off modest kinds initial to see the aged year out then the huge types for the new 12 months - the louder the sounds the better the yr will be.