Each Chinese calendar year is governed by one of 12 animals.
2017 is the Year of the Rooster.
Based on cycles of the moon, the Chinese New Year begins the first day of the first new moon after winter solstice.
Those born during a Year of the Rooster are said to be:
- Outspoken and unafraid to speak their minds
- Basically loners who do not trust most people
- Capable of attracting close and loyal friends
Thanks to Lee Schaefer for shooting the accompanying photos.