Month: January 2017

2017 Horoscope for the Rooster Zodiac Sign

As mentioned before in our overview about the Chinese New Year, the year of an animal is unlucky for this animal, so for Roosters, the year of 2017 is extremely unlucky. You can check our article about Shopping Day to find out what you should wear during the Spring Festival to attract some luck or…

The first day of the Lunar New Year.

Finally, the Lunar New Year is here! And at midnight, when January 28th started, we all entered the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Fire Rooster. We were waiting for it for so long and learned many interesting Chinese customs and traditions around this date (like in the overview post, some information about…

New Year’s Eve

The 30th (the last) day of the current Lunar year will be tomorrow, on January 27th, according to the Gregorian calendar. It will be the last day for Chinese people to prepare themselves and their houses for the new year – the year of the Fire Rooster. This is one of the most important days…

Little Chicken Little Chicken – 小鸡小鸡

Since we are about to enter the year of the Fire Rooster, we have a special treat for you today: 小鸡小鸡 (Little Chicken Little Chicken), a song by Chinese singer Wang Rong. We’d post the lyrics for you here, but there really is little point, as they mainly consist of an enumeration of animals (hen,…

Couplets Day

Couplets are a very important part of a Chinese home’s decoration during the Spring Festival. There is also a special day for hanging them according to the Lunar Calendar – the 28th day of the twelfth lunar month (or, tomorrow, on January 25th, according to this year’s Gregorian Calendar). Traditionally, on that day, Chinese people…