Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

Rooster Facts

Rise & Shine for the Year of the Rooster

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is delighted to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, marking the Year of the Fire Rooster. Chinese astrology predicts that the Year of the Rooster will
be a powerful one and, for this year’s festival programme, we’re drawing on all of the Rooster’s best qualities. Roosters are known for being active and happiest when surrounded by others and the 2017 festival will reflect this spirit. With a packed calendar of events, exhibitions, community performances, film screenings, tours, talks and delicious food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Fire Rooster
The Chinese calendar operates in a 60-year cycle, based on combinations of twelve zodiac animal signs with five associated elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water,
Fire, or Earth. 2017 is the Year of the Fire Chicken or Rooster and marks the 4714th Chinese year. The Rooster has a reputation for being active, amusing and popular among the crowd. People born under this sign are trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. They enjoy being centre of attention and are known to be attractive and beautiful. As part of a varied and exciting programme, this year’s festival will celebrate the Rooster’s associations with sport, health and wellness.

Facts About The Rooster

The Rooster is Punctual
The Rooster’s Lucky Numbers are 5, 7 & 8
The Rooster’s Lucky Colours are Gold, Brown & Yellow
The Rooster is fun & active