Celebrate the year of the Rooster at Boutwell

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From the Birmingham Chinese Festival Association

Tomorrow, January 28th kicks off the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster.

In Birmingham, you can celebrate the new year on Saturday at the Birmingham Chinese New Year Festival.  This year’s event will be held at Boutwell Auditorium and it begins at 11:00am and ends at 2:30.

So, what is the Year of the Rooster? According to travelchinaguide.com:

Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…


Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

Lucky flowers and directions

People born in the Year of Rooster according to Chinese zodiac have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and prefer to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. However, they might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon be impassive. Thus, they need to have enough faiths and patience to insist on one thing.

  • Strengths
    Independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded
  • Weaknesses
    Impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded, selfish

Always a fun and entertaining event.  Learn more about the Chinese New Year and the local Birmingham Chinese Festival Association at http://www.bhmchinesefestival.org/

 

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