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Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster

30 January 2017
Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster

Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year on January 28 this year which marks the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac.

Chang added that the Chinese New Year celebrations usually last for about two weeks.

They are celebrating the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday for a number of countries in east and southeast Asia, as they mark the first day of the Year of the Rooster.

While the year sounds great for nearly everyone, roosters are not included in on this good luck. Here are some facts and trivia you need to know about the Chinese New Year. They have been exclusively designed for the event by Asian-Australian artists and reach up to 10 metres tall.

Tang, InterTrend's in-house senior artist who is well known for his calligraphy and Chinese landscape painting in both the USA and Beijing, described the installation as a cross between mosaic and cut paper; the myriad LED lights and gems are placed together closely like the tiles of a large mosaic.

"I don't know many cities in MS that can host a festival like this let's be honest." said Chief Administrative Officer at City of Jackson, Marshand Crisler. For 2017, we have a Fire Rooster year.

Tony Wong, vice-president of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, says visitors to the Chinese New Year carnival can expect to encounter a New Year's market as well as martial arts, dance, vocal and music performances on both Saturday and Sunday.

This week, millions of people will be celebrating Chinese New Year.

Next, be generous. It's like Christmas, gift and money giving is in full swing the week leading up to the new year. "The Chinese calendar was a complex timepiece", said Christopher Tin of Better Chinatown USA.

The Google search engine on Friday wished users in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China a happy new year with a Google Doodle - the image surrounding the "Google" logo on its webpage - celebrating the Lunar New Year. Here are some special Chinese New Year 2017 messages for you to send to your loved ones and friends on WhatsApp and other social media!

The massive migration of people back to their hometowns for the holiday is called chunyun in Chinese. Hence, it is the Year of the Fire Rooster in 2017.

Of course, don't take all this too seriously, the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac animals are simply based on tradition. Anyone born during a rooster year is believed to be honest, bright, communicative and ambitious - and can also be impatient, critical, eccentric and selfish.