Happy Chinese New Year! 2017 is the year of the rooster. Here are a few of our favorite designs and graphics for Chinese New Year, and some fun facts about the holiday.
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Even though the Chinese New Year is celebrated in winter, it’s traditionally called the ‘Spring Festival‘.
A Chinese calendar is lunisolar, meaning that it uses both the moon and solar cycle.
The Chinese New Year is the longest celebration on the Chinese New Year calendar, generally lasting around 15 days.
The color red is a symbol of good fortune and wealth, which is why it’s featured so prominently in these designs.
The end of the Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated with a lantern festival and a dragon dance.
2017 is a fire rooster year! This happens once every 60 years.
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According to Chinese astrology, Roosters – people born in certain years like 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005 – will have bad luck in 2017.
During the Chinese New Year, streets, homes, and buildings are decorated with red.
The year of the Rooster begins on January 28, 2017 and lasts until February 15, 2018.
This year, a giant rooster sculpture resembling U.S. President-elect Trump was installed in a shopping mall in Northern China.
Children receive red envelopes with cash and gifts for the Chinese New Year.
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The 12 animals of the Chinese New Years are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (ram/goat), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
Fire roosters are ‘trustworthy‘ and focused on being responsible at work.
This year has two “Spring starts“.
Lucky foods, such as fish and dumplings, are eaten to celebrate and bring good luck in the New Year.