Chinese new year, -everything you need to know about the year of Rooster
What is the Chinese new year?
Chinese new year is a holiday that’s celebrated at the beginning of a new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar. It is considered one of the most important holidays for Chinese families. This holiday is being celebrated with family gatherings, gift-giving, and eating symbolic foods. All of this is focused on bringing good luck for the coming year.
In China, the lunar calendar is used to determine traditional holidays like the Chinese new year. The lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon, which has a shorter cycle than the sun. Their new year is never on the same day every year. It typically falls somewhere between January 21st and February 20th. The celebrations last for a whole month. It is a chance for the Chinese families to come together and share their happiness.
Here are some common traditions associated with the Chinese new year.
Cleaning houses and new clothes
Before the first day of the new year, it’s a custom to clean the houses completely. They said that by cleaning the houses they prepare them for accepting the good luck of the coming year and throw away the bad luck of the previous year. They complete all the cleaning before the first day of the new year because there’s a chance that you might throw the good luck of the new year out of your house if you are cleaning it on the first day of the new year. Also, there is a custom of wearing the new year and red color is encouraged because it is associated with happiness. Wearing black isn’t allowed because of its association with death.
Decorating the houses:
Another popular custom is to decorate the houses. They hung up signs and posters on the doors of their houses with the Chinese word fu written on them which means good luck and happiness. Buying flowers for home is also a custom because it symbolizes happiness for the spring and the coming year.
Eating customary food, meeting with friends and family, gift-giving, and giving envelopes filled with money is also a custom. These envelopes are presented to the children and the non-married members of the family. You are not allowed to open the envelope instantly, open it after leaving the house. It is also a custom to make 8 or 9 dishes for the Chinese new year’s eve dinner. In the Chinese language, the word Eight means happiness, and the word Nine means long-lasting.
Also, every year is associated with one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. These animals are presented in decorations. Chinese people believe that those who are born in the month of a specific animal have the characteristic traits of that animal.
According to the Chinese old superstition, your zodiac sign will bring bad luck instead of good luck. So, you should be very careful when it’s your year. Here we will talk about the year of Roosters. The year of Roosters is also called to be the year of dawn and awakening. The rooster is the 10th animal and the previous years of the rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005.
Characteristics of Roosters:
Those who are born in the year of Rooster are said to be independent, confident, hardworking, and practical. They are unafraid to speak their minds and are boastful at times. They are also big dreamers with big ambitions and have high levels of self-respect. They are attention seekers and feel happy in the company of the crowd. They love when someone admires them and that’s why they love being flattered. They work really hard to pursue their dreams so they are destined to succeed. Sometimes, they disregard the feelings of others. They also have a softer side and are attentive. They always help others. They are knowledge lovers and are better public speakers but they criticize others quickly. But they don’t like that someone criticizes them.
Their lucky symbols:
Lucky numbers of those born this year including 5, 7, and 8. Their lucky colors are gold, brown, and yellow.
Mark the following days of your calendars: 4th and 26th day of every month because both of these dates will bring good fortune. The 2nd, 5th, and 11th dates will not be good for you so stay at home and watch movies on these dates because there’s no need to tempt fate.
Making Rooster friends?
If you’ve got a rooster in your life, that’s good. Roosters are known to be loyal friends and you can hold onto them. Sometimes their confidence comes off arrogant and selfish. They are punctual and reliable but they are also impatient and a bit critical. But the thing is nobody’s perfect.
Compatibility with other signs:
Zodiac traditions say that some specific signs are more likely to get along and the others are not. Roosters have their best relationships with those who are born in the year of Ox and the year of snakes. Snakes and roosters are more compatible because both of them have a more realistic approach to love and friendship. They are sensible and practical first and emotional second. The Ox and Roosters are also compatible for some reasons. They are honest and they like order in their relationships. If you are going to form a business partner or a life partner, you have to keep these traits of your partner in your mind.