Chinese new year in 2017

Important dates of Chinese New Year


This year Chinese New year falls on JAN 28th 2017
  • Chinese New Year eve falls on JAN 27th 2017- the day of Family reunion
  • Chinese New year Day date varies every year but it is mostly between January 21st- February 20th.
  • People pray and wish for good harvest on this auspicious day and prepare for the farm work ahead that starts soon after the new year.
  • Its a long 7 day celebration and public holiday is observed for the whole week.

  • The 12 zodiac animals in the chinese zodiac cycle are- Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

    Chinese New Year 2017 is Rooster Year


    Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

    Roosters are Energetic,Smart,hardworking,trustworthy and brave people

    Some of the lucky predictions for Roosters are:

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
  • Lucky directions: south, southeast
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
  • Unlucky things Roosters Should Avoid

  • Color: red
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: east
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
  • Compatability for Roosters:

  • Roosters are most Compatible with Snakes and OX
  • Worst with Pig,Rat,Horse and Rabbit
  • Health for Roosters


    Since it is an unlucky year for Roosters , health and safety should be there first priority.

    Work and Career


    Roosters are really hardworking people but since this year is not lucky for them they have to work more harder to gain the success.
  • Type of Rooster Year of Birth Characteristics
  • Wood Rooster 1945, 2005 Vibrant, unreasonably confident, soft hearted, and unbalanced
  • Fire Rooster 1957, 2017 Responsible , Trustworthy , good managing skills
  • Earth Rooster 1909, 1969 Appealing, Kind, Relible, and Social
  • Gold Rooster 1921, 1981 Strong willed, gallant, perseverant, and diligent
  • Water Rooster 1933, 1993 Clever, shrewd, soft , and compassionate
  • Chinese new year is on Feb 8 2016

    Week long holiday

    In 2016 there will be holiday in China from February 7 (New Year's Eve) to Saturday, February 13 (the 6th day of Chinese New Year).

    In China there are 3 holidays + 2 weekend make it a long holiday. Officially only the first three days of Chinese New Year (February 8–10, 2016) are holiday. Chinese New Year's Eve and three more days are always added to give seven consecutive days of holiday. These four extra days are taken from weekends: the two weekend days closest to the statutory holiday are included, while the Saturday before (February 6, 2016) and the Sunday after (February 14, 2016) are worked.
    Accoridng to Chinese astrology - 2016 is a year of the "Monkey" animal.
    As per Chinese 12-year animal zodiac (Heavenly Stem) cycle, If you were born in a Monkey year you should be particularly careful in 2016.
    2016 has a special significance. It is referred as Fire Monkey". A "Fire Monkey" year occurs every 60 years.

    How Chinese Zodiac works

    The Chinese lunar calendar /Zodiac has 12 animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, Rooster, dog, and pig.
    Each animal represents a year in a 12-year cycle, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day.

    Lucky number and color for Monkey

    People who were born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 belong to Monkey sign.
    Lucky Colors: white, blue, gold
    Lucky Numbers: 4 and 9
    Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle

    Lucky number and color for Rooster

    People who were born in 2005,1993, 1981, 1969,1957, 1945, 1933, 1921 belong to Rooster sign.
    Lucky Colors: Yellow, Brown, Gold
    Lucky Numbers: 5,7,8
    Lucky Flowers: gladiola, cockscomb

    Lucky number and color for Dog

    People who were born in 2006,1994, 1982, 1970,1958, 1946, 1934, 1922 belong to Rooster sign.
    Lucky Colors: Green, Red, Purple
    Lucky Numbers: 3,4,9
    Lucky Flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

    Lucky number and color for Pig

    People who were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 belong to Pig sign.
    Lucky Colors: yellow, grey, brown, gold
    Lucky Numbers: 2,5,8. Numbers like 25,58,28, 82, 85
    Lucky days : 17th and 24th of Chinese Lunar month Lucky Flowers: daisy, hydranga
    Luck Directions: East, south west
    Lucky Lunar months : 2,7,10th, 11th
    Compatible partner : Goat, Tiger, Rabbit
    Least compatible partner : Monkey, Snake
    Unlucky numbers : 1

    Pig's Personality attributes

  • Diligent
  • Responsible
  • good tempered
  • Generous
  • Good imagaination
  • In love relation pigs are committed partner. They go long away to find right partner.
    Once they find compatiable partner - they commit for long term.
    Due to poor communication , sometime they face issue in relationship. Many of these qualities of Pig are similar to "Virgo" zodiac sign. So if you are Virgo and "Pig" by Chinese calendar - you will see theseattributes strogly.

    Lucky number and color for Rat

    People who were born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 belong to Monkey sign.
    Lucky Colors: green, blue, gold
    Lucky Numbers: 2 and 3
    Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet

    Lucky number and color for Ox

    People who were born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 belong to Ox sign.
    Lucky Colors: purple, blue, red
    Lucky Numbers: 1 and 9
    Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen

    Lucky number and color for Tiger

    People who were born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 belong to Tiger sign.
    Lucky Colors: blue, white, gray
    Lucky Numbers: 1,3,4
    Lucky Flowers: cineraria, anthurium

    Lucky number and color for Rabit

    People who were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2022 belong to Rabbit sign.
    Lucky Colors: red,purple, pink, blue
    Lucky Numbers: 3,4,9
    Lucky Flowers: snapdragon, plantain lily, nerve plant

    Lucky number and color for Dragon

    People who were born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 belong to Dragon sign.
    Lucky Colors: gold, silver, white
    Lucky Numbers: 1,6,7
    Lucky Flowers: dragon flowers, bleeding-heart glory bower

    Lucky number and color for Snake

    People who were born in 2013, 2001,1989, 1977, 1965,1953, 1941, 1929, 1917 belong to Snake sign.
    Lucky Colors: black, red, yellow
    Lucky Numbers: 2,8,9
    Lucky Flowers: Orchid, Cactus

    Lucky number and color for Horse

    People who were born in 2014, 2002,1990, 1978, 1966,1954, 1942, 1930, 1918 belong to horse sign.
    Lucky Colors: green, yellow
    Lucky Numbers: 2,3,7
    Lucky Flowers: lily and Jasmine

    Lucky number and color for Goat

    People who were born in 2015, 2003,1991, 1979, 1967,1955, 1943, 1931, 1919 belong to Goat sign.
    Lucky Colors: Red, Purple, Brown
    Lucky Numbers: 2,7
    Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose





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