Why I can have 2 times new years?

Chinese New Year is coming soon and next year is the year of the Rooster. Therefore, I make a cute rooster to celebrate our Chinese new year. I hope you like my needle felting.

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In western countries, people use arabic numerals to date years, such as “2017”. But in China, we use the Chinese animal zodiac, or called shengxiao to date the year. It is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. So everyone have their own animal. I was born in 1988, so my animal zodiac is Dragon. There are 12 different animals, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

From 2017-01-28, it will be the year of the Rooster. This is why I alway have celebrate New Years twice, one for the Western New Year and one for the Chinese New Year. People who was born in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969 have Rooster Chinese animal zodiac.

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Finally, I will write another blog to show how to make a cute rooster. Thanks for your reading! screen-shot-2015-04-06-at-3-43-53-pm

 

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