2017 is the year of the Rooster, starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018.
The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese Zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
People born in a year of the Rooster are called "Roosters" in China.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Roosters, each with different characteristics:
Type of Rooster Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Rooster 1945, 2005 Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
Fire Rooster 1957, 2017 Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
Earth Rooster 1909, 1969 Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
Gold Rooster 1921, 1981 Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking
Water Rooster 1933, 1993 Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate
The Luckiest Things for Roosters
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.
Things That Roosters Should Avoid
Unlucky color: red
Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
Unlucky direction: east
Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months