Chinese New Year Festival 2017

2017 January 28 January 27 - February 2

2017 — A Rooster Year

Chinese New Year 2017 will be a year of the Rooster. For people born in a year of the rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005), 2017 is considered a bad year.

"Roosters" are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented... Read more on the personality, career, and love suggestions for those born in Rooster years, and for other Chinese zodiac animals by clicking on the links in the table below.

Expect fireworks, food and spectacular dragons to take over Melbourne as the city celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Rooster.

The most important days of celebration are:

Chinese New Year's Eve (January 27, 2017; 除夕 Chúxī /choo-sshee/ 'Excluded Evening' on the Chinese calendar): the day of family reunions

Chinese New Year's Day (January 28, 2017; 初一 Chūyī /choo-ee/ 'First One' on the Chinese calendar): the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings
Most people will return to work on Sunday February 3 or Monday February 4 in 2017.

New Year's Day is Saturday January 28, 2017



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