For over a billion and a half people around the world, the new year has not yet begun. The new Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) falls on Saturday, January 28th  this year, and starts the Year of the Rooster. That means that countless people around the globe will be celebrating the new year with family and friends this weekend.

2017/ 18 is going to be the Year of the Rooster, and hundreds of millions of people will be eagerly anticipating their zodiac year recurring in the 12 year cycle. The Rooster falls tenth in the cycle of 12 Chinese zodiac sign. The ‘Years of the Rooster’ include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 and then again in 2029.

Which Chinese zodiac year does your birth fall in?

Characteristics of those born in the Year of the Rooster

Were you born in 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 or 2005? If so, you might find that you have some of the following personality traits of the Year of the Rooster:

Loyal, trustworthy and hardworking

Roosters are thought to be the most loyal of all of those in the Chinese zodiac, and they never shy away from hard work.

Social, well spoken and successful

Although roosters can be shy in their hearts, they are usually excellent speakers and schmoozers. This makes them excel in publicity, HR and sales.

Well dressed and stylish

The rooster loves to strut his stuff, and so too do those born in his year! Roosters are usually dressed in the latest fashions, and they love to show off their duds.

Sharp and analytical

Excellent at playing out a situation from many different angles, the rooster will usually analyse all aspects in order to achieve success.

Excellent friends

Roosters are known for throwing great parties, caring deeply for friends and being concerned with making people happy.

Famous Roosters:

  • Bob Marley (born February 6, 1945)
  • Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969)
  • Jennifer Lopez (born July 24, 1969)
  • Britney Spears (born December 2, 1981)
  • Zayn Malik (born January 12 1993)
  • Alana Thompson “Honey Boo Boo” (born August 28, 2005)

Whether you were born in the year of the Rooster or you have a close friend or family member who was, it will be interesting to see what 2017 has in store for all of us.

Do you plan to celebrate Lunar New Year?

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