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The Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Designs and Flyer Templates

Celebrate the new year in style.

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.

Chinese New Year designs on Envato Elements

All available with a subscription to Elements, , along with 10,000+ other items. 

A rooster design for the New Year!
A rooster design for the New Year.

Even though the Chinese New Year is celebrated in winter, it’s traditionally called the ‘Spring Festival‘.

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PhotoShop template for Chinese New Year flyer.

A Chinese calendar is lunisolar, meaning that it uses both the moon and solar cycle.

Lanterns, firecrackers and more in this icon set.
Lanterns, firecrackers and more in this icon set.

The Chinese New Year is the longest celebration on the Chinese New Year calendar, generally lasting around 15 days.

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Download this PhotoShop template here.

The color red is a symbol of good fortune and wealth, which is why it’s featured so prominently in these designs.

An illustration of the Shanghai skyline.
An illustration of the Shanghai skyline.

The end of the Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated with a lantern festival and a dragon dance.

Okay, this font has nothing to do with the Chinese New Year. But it is the year of the rooster!
Okay, this font has nothing to do with the Chinese New Year. But it is the year of the rooster!

2017 is a fire rooster year! This happens once every 60 years.

Other designs, flyer templates, and patterns 

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Chinese New Year Flyer – $8

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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.

Chinese New Year 2017 – $8

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During the Chinese New Year, streets, homes, and buildings are decorated with red.

Chinese New Year Celebration – $7

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The year of the Rooster begins on January 28, 2017 and lasts until February 15, 2018.

Chinese New Year Flyer – $7

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This year, a giant rooster sculpture resembling U.S. President-elect Trump was installed in a shopping mall in Northern China.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CARD – $6

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Children receive red envelopes with cash and gifts for the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year – $8

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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.

Modern Chinese New Year Flyer – $7

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Fire roosters are ‘trustworthy‘ and focused on being responsible at work.

Chinese New Year Party Flyer – $8

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This year has two “Spring starts“.

Rooster Character for Chinese New Year – $6

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Download this image, or learn how to make it yourself in Affinity Designer.

Lucky foods, such as fish and dumplings, are eaten to celebrate and bring good luck in the New Year.

Chinese New Year Rooster Greeting Card Design – $6

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Brittany Jezouit

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Brittany is the editor of the Envato blog. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.