Your Chinese animal birth sign is chicken/rooster if the birth years are in
2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921.
It will be a 12-year increment so the ages will be 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108.
Chinese people might ask about your birth sign and figure out how old you are. It is a math game! Try it out.
Chinese people put red banners with lucky words, phrases and sentences on their front doors, as well as their interior doors, to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year. These red banners and lucky word signs are called “chūn lián” (春聯). The paper for the banners is always red, while the words are in gold or black. The Chinese regard red as an auspicious color.
Follow along below to see how you can make your own Lucky Word Sign with the character “Fú.” This is the most popular and most auspicious Chinese character that you must know for the Chinese Lunar New Year.
What you need:
1. Print out the coloring page on a piece of red paper. I always use red stock papers for this class project.
2. A gold metallic marker. I also have silver ones for the children to try.
Go creative and try glue with gold glitter – They come out very pretty with a 3D style.
Gold and Silver Gel pens – Use Silver for outline and Gold for filling. It sure makes the lucky sign look like an art!
3. A pair of scissors
We first color the Chinese character with a gold marker. You can add any design you like in the diamond to be creative. Then we cut out the diamond and your lucky “Fú” word sign is ready!
Do you know:
The Chinese character Fú 福 means “good fortune”, “good luck”, and “blessings!” You will see this character everywhere, even on Red Envelopes. This is a must-know Chinese character, especially during the Chinese New Year!
Now choose a door and put it up. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and wonderful Year of the Rooster 雞年｜鸡年- jī nían!
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Welcome to our third annual Chinese New Year blog hop! Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Chinese New Year, starts on January 28. It is the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, and we have lots of great ideas for celebrating it with kids! Don’t miss our series from last year and 2015, and you can find even more on our Chinese New Year Pinterest board: