Lunar New Year 2017
I’m Loc Tran, wishing you happiness and laughter in the year of the Rooster.
A year of 2017 with great health, a fabulous job, and that all the troubles of last year are gone. My wish is that this new year brings you all the best luck and we can all enjoy new achievements.
I sincerely wish for all seniors in their time of golden age that they enjoy peace and health. After all, nothing is more precious than life, and the longer you live, the better. Life itself and health are the most precious gifts we receive. I respect the senior who loves life dearly, but realizes our permanent home is in heaven, and this earth is but a temporary home.
Please allow me one more time to wish all seniors to enjoy your life with a young heart and to our younger generations – to live your life with idealism and be gifted with maturity in decision making.
Lastly, I wish for all of us to receive and welcome the New Year with a big smile – as it is a new opportunity to enjoy this beautiful life that God has given us.
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China's most important traditional festival.
According to the Chinese 12-year animical zodiac, 2017 is a year of the Rooster. Previous Rooster years have been 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005. If you were born on these years, then you’re a Rooster.
The Chinese New Year Festival is celebrated a number of ways, including:
- The New Year's Eve dinner is called the "reunion dinner." It's thougth of as the most important meal of the year.
- Hanging of Chinese red lanters, which is believed to drive off bad luck
- Hanging of red door couplets. They may consist of poems or statements on harmony or prosperity.
- Paper designs pasted on the doors.
- New Year Paintings
- Upside-Down Fu, which are big square diamonds called "fu," which means "good fortune." Pasting it upside down has a literal translation of wanting the good fortune to pour out on the residents of the house.