Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese/Lunar New Year, Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Telegraph News (UK), Rozina Sabur and Cameron Macphail, 1/27/17. "Then is Chinese New Year 2017 - the year of the Rooster?"
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Year of the Fire Rooster

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Happy New Year, and
good luck again!
"This year, Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rooster - begins on Saturday January 28 and lasts until February 15th, 2018. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year.  The festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.   

Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month. This year it's the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Rooster will be in 2029.  Read more.

Related, San Francisco parade. Chinese, "Chinese New Year Festival and Parade." "Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860's by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Note graphics. Stamp from Pic Click stamps, "U.S. 2720. Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Mint. MNH, 1992.  2017 from. Anthurium/vector graphic, 11/11/16.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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