Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy Lunar New Year – Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster

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Happy Lunar New Year – Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster

“Happiness and prosperity,” is a common phrase when wishing someone a Happy Lunar New Year. In Chinese you would say, 恭喜發財 or Gōngxǐ fācái (pronunciation).


Chinese Word 公雞  gong jī
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 酉  Yǒu
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Metal
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Eighth
Lucky Numbers 5, 7, 8
Unlucky Numbers 2, 5, 6
Lucky Flowers Cockscomb, gladiola, impatiens
Lucky Colors Brown, yellow, gold
Unlucky Colors Orange, purple, red
Season Fall
Gemstone Citrine
Years of the Rooster 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041

Additional Reading
Wu Xing: five-element theory of Chinese philosophy
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Rooster
– Year of the Rooster from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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