Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year starts on the 28th January. The Year of The Rooster
Celebrations will begin on the 27th, Chinese New Year’s Eve and will go on for around a fortnight!

The New Year in China starts on a different day each year as it happens on a lunar calendar. Chinese celebrate the festivity with lights and sounds, letting of firecrackers, fireworks, ringing bells and enjoying traditional dances

The Chinese zodiac has a cycle of 12 years. This year will be the year of the rooster, so anyone born in 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969 or 1957 would also have been born in the year of the rooster. Beyonce and Prince Philip are both roosters. According to the Chinese, people born in the year of the rooster have the lucky numbers 5, 7 and 8 and their lucky colours are gold, brown and yellow.

The other 11 animals in the Chinese zodiac are:

Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Dog: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
Pig: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959

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新年快乐! (Happy New Year!)