By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
With Joshua Summers (rooster masked man)
Rooster Mask Portrait by Chia Chong
Happy Chinese New Year!
2017…the year of the rooster…are you a rooster…do you know a rooster?
(watch this video from Origami Time to learn how to make this rooster origami)
People born in a year of the Rooster (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) are observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. Roosters are very confident in themselves.
Roosters are always active, funny, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention.
Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will always be charming.
Roosters are a little self absorbed. They expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don’t. Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.
Their behavior of continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.
Roosters are loyal and make devoted friends. They ALWAYS keep their promises and are true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they always brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make others uncomfortable.
Roosters are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports. Roosters don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Are you a rooster?
If you are a rooster, or know a rooster, or wish you were a rooster, here are a few things you need to know.
- Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
- Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
- Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
- Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
- Lucky directions: south, southeast
- Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
- Unlucky color: red
- Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
- Unlucky direction: east (what????)
- Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Happy Chinese New Year!!! Celebrate the rooster or any new beginning with a party like THIS!