When is Chinese New Year 2017 the year of the Rooster?

The festivities of the Chinese Horoscope or Horoscopo Chino, usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month.

This year it’s the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Rooster will be in 2029.

People born in the Year of the Rooster are characterised as honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident. But according to Chinese astrology, the year of your sign is believed to be one of the most unlucky years of your life.

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being hardworking, resourceful, confident and talented. In addition, their active, talkative and engaging ways make them popular with people. They are happiest when they are in company, enjoying the spotlight. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as being seen as vain and arrogant and a tendency to brag about their achievments.

Strengths: healthy, sporty, self-assured
Weaknesses: a little sensitive, stressed, moody

Lucky Signs for the Rooster
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky colours: brown, gold, and yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Lucky directions: south, southeast
Famous people born under the rooster sign

Rudyard Kipling, Benjamin Franklin, Prince Philip, Nancy Reagan, Joan Collins, Dolly Parton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Beyonce, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono.

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