Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Happy Chinese New Year!
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy year of the Rooster!
Did you ever wonder how the Chinese name a particular Chinese Year? I was browsing one of my favorite websites, Tsinoy.com (www.tsinoy.com), and low and behold they have an article explaining how they name a new year.
Here is how the Chinese name a new year:
1. By an animal (like a mascot).
There are 12 animal names; so by this system, year names are re-cycled every 12 years.
2. By its Former Name.
The new year is the year of Yiyou. By this system, the Name of the Year is repeated and re-cycled every 60 years.
3. It is Year 4702 by Chinese calendar.
Years of the Rooster:
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
To read the entire article go to the following link!