I just want to share a very Happy New Year with my friends who are celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Just as January 1st has special meaning and celebrated each year, the Chinese New Year has special meanings and is celebrated globally as well. Unlike the January 1st New Years, Chinese New Years celebration goes on for an extended period of time.
This year it goes on until Feb 11th ending with the Lantern Festival.
Each new year brings a new symbol, this year is the Year of the Rooster. But there are actually 5 different types of Roosters, Fire, Wood, Earth, Gold and Water, each with their own identifying characteristics.
This year is the Year of the Fire Rooster.
Fire Roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible (especially at work).
On the whole, Roosters are active, amusing, popular, healthy, outspoken, honest, loyal, talkative and charming.
They are also known to enjoy the spotlight - but can be vain and boastful, so we must carefully when we chose our words.
I am a Rooster, a Fire Rooster.
How about you?
Do you know what your Chinese birth year was?
Here is a chart to help you figure it out.