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.


About Lynne Schaefer

Lynne Schaefer has written two newspaper columns ("The Schussboomer" about skiing in California, and "Notes from Lynne's Journal" about Oregon wildlife); travel and garden articles for regional magazines copy for DVD tours of the High Desert Museum and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, both in Bend, Oregon. She has published three non-fiction books, A Traveler's Guide to Historic California, Christmas Trivia Quiz, and His Daughter's Remembrance.
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2 Responses to YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

  1. SoyBend says:

    Nice post! Of course I may be a little biased since I was born in the Year of the Rooster. 😉


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