What to gain during China’s Lunar New Year

Happy New Year 2017, China! It’s a Year of the Rooster and the time to eat, drink and be merry is from now until 15 February as usual.

Dancers from the Central Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble, perform the 'Thousand Hands of Guanyin' routine in Trafalgar Square, London

The Spring Festival, also known as China’s lunar new year celebrations, doesn’t have fixed dates. It changes every year according to the lunisolar calendar.

A total of twelve animals appear in the Chinese zodiac, representing each month of the year just like its western counterpart.

However, the Chinese horoscope is calculated on a yearly basis instead of months.

For instance, 2017 is a Rooster year, and this symbol occupies the tenth position in a circle of 12. This implies that the next Rooster Year will be 2029.

Surprisingly, people born in the Rooster Year are said to be smart, honest, hardworking, confident and versatile but the zodiac says this is one of the unluckiest years in the circle. It is therefore more likely that couples who intend making babies will wait a few months in 2017 before trying.

The Chinese astrology adds that these “unlucky” set of people are always sociable, popular, and enjoy the spotlight. They also feel happiest when they’re with other people.

Regrettably, people born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be extravagant and arrogant. That’s not all, they’re also described as very emotional and mostly depressed.

Here Are A Few Pictures To Lighten Your Mood:

Image shows residents setting off fireworks to mark the New Year.

Thais take offerings and pray at the Dragon Lotus Temple in Chinatown to mark the celebrations.

Image shows a street in Yangon, Myanmar.

Filipino-Chinese students in Metro Manila, drop coins and pray for good fortune.

Image shows men in Cambodia taking part in the Dragon and Lion Dance parade.

People offer prayers with incense sticks in Suining, Sichuan province, China.

It’s the Year of the Rooster, isn’t it? Different kinds of roosters are put on display at Malabon Zoo in Metro Manila, Philippines.

A woman in Jiangsu province, China, captures some colorful moments as firecrackers explode on the New Year eve.

Wishing You A Happy New Year 2017!

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