The 2017 Chinese New Year arrives on Jan. 28, beginning the Year of the Rooster, ending on Feb.15, 2018.
Each year is represented in the Chinese zodiac as one of twelve animal signs. According to the five elements theory in Chinese cosmology—metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, which symbolize the universe’s cyclic energies that overlap with the cycle of, and affect, the 12 animal signs—2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster. This is the year when only hard work and patience will result in you achieving your goals.
Chinese people consider Rooster years to generally be a blend of righteousness and justice, pomposity, and efficiency. The Fire Rooster is said to exemplify the virtues of righteousness, perseverance, and openness, and to generously reward those who get to know them. With its proud and elegant appearance, the Rooster is also a beautiful animal.