So every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year.
Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not only associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.
So this Year 2017 celebrates the Fire Rooster year. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years. So the last time we had a Fire Rooster, was in 1957.
5 Types OF Roosters
Type of Rooster
Year of Birth
Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking
Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate
In Chinese Horoscope your Element-sign combinations determines your characteristics After reading up on Chinese Horoscope & attributes, I found these the most interesting characteristics.
Fire Roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible (especially at work).
Roosters are more motivated than other animals in the Chinese zodiac, making their careers a priority in their lives. Roosters are hard working, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of jobs.
If you're born in the Year of the Rooster, you should become a restaurant owner, because this is considered an ideal career choice for Roosters.
You will also find these occupations align with your year of Rooster traits.
Newsreader, sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and a police officer.
In Australia we celebrate Chinese New Year, this also called the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year
Happiness and prosperity!
Chinese New Year, is one of our most colourful events in the calendar, Chinese people celebrate in China and around the world.
The Chinese New Year celebrations in Australia follow similar events and activities as practised in China:
Street festivals featuring arts, entertainment and children’s activities...
Chinese New Year markets showcasing arts, crafts and food stalls...
Dancing, music and people wearing colourful costumes to welcome the Chinese New Year...
Vibrant displays of Chinese lanterns, firecrackers and fireworks...
Many Chinese Australian families spend Chinese New Year by gathering together for a festive meal. Children often receive red envelopes with money (Hong Bao, Ang Pao, or Lai See). The Chinese New Year celebrations can last for about 15 days. It’s a busy time filled with festive programs across different communities in Australia.
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
The Lunar Lanterns, as the heart and soul of the Lunar New Year 2017
Our Lunar Lantern Community Performance Program is a celebration of cultures, community, and friendship. While this is the 21st celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival, community celebrations stretch back to the birth of modern Sydney.
More than 1,000 performers will bring public spaces in the city to life with hip hop, folk dance, martial arts and traditional dance performances.
Recipes for the Year of Recipes Festival Meals
Even if you were not born in the Year of the Rooster, you can still own a Restaurant, so let’s look some Recipes to Celebrate festive meal for the year of the Rooster.
Want to have a go at making your own Chinese dim sum? Jeremy's recipe includes a useful guide to making these wonderfully crispy shiitake and chive dumplings, with tips on how to perfectly wrap and shape them.