Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is the first day of a secular, sacred, or other guise whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. The whole year may account to a purely lunar calendar, which is not coordinated to a solar calendar (and, thus, may progress or retrogress through the solar year by comparison to it, depending on whether the lunar calendar has more or fewer than 13 months); or the year may account to a lunisolar calendar, whose months coordinate to the cycles of the moon but whose length is periodically adjusted to keep it relatively in sync with the solar year - typically by adding an intercalary month, when needed. (wikipedia)
Celebration in Auckland
The annual celebration has been run by the Auckland Chinese Community Centre for nearly 30 years. It is second only in size to the annual lantern festival, which marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations and is attended by around 200,000 each year. This year's Auckland lantern festival will be held in the Domain for the first time from February 18 to 21. (Stuff.co.nz)
Year of the Rooster 2017
The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
People born in a year of the Rooster are called "Roosters" in China. However, Rooster years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting on Chinese New Year), so if you were born in January or February, use the tool on the right to see whether you're a Rooster, according to "popular astrology". (Conventional Chinese astrologers consider zodiac years to start and end within a day of February 4 — 'Start of Spring' according to the traditional Chinese solar calendar.)
The Luckiest Things for Roosters
- Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
- Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
- Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
- Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
- Lucky directions: south, southeast
- Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
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The number eight is considered to be a lucky number in Chinese and other Asian cultures.Eight (八; accounting 捌; pinyin bā) is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word meaning to generate wealth (發(T) 发(S); Pinyin: fā). Property with the number 8 may be valued greatly by Chinese. For example, a Hong Kong number plate with the number 8 was sold for $640,000.The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing started at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time) on 8 August 2008.
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