The first day of the 2017 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, January 28,
2017 in China's time zone.
This day is the new moon day of
the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese
Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 08:08 on 28-Jan-17 in
China's time zone.
Chinese calendar combines solar, lunar and 60 Stem-Branch counting systems.
The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth)
and 12 animals to rank the sequences. Five elements are connected to five colors - White, Black, Green, Red, and Brown.
So Chinese use the color animal name to count the year. The name of 2017 is the Yin Fire Chicken.
Red is connected to Fire. Therefore, 2017 is also called Red Fire Chicken Year.
The first day of the Red Fire Chicken is not the Chinese New Year in Chinese Astrology.
The first day of the Tiger month is the first day of the Chinese Astrology year. This day is called Start of Spring,
which is the date when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac.
This day is around February 4, each year. 2017 Chinese
Red Chicken starts on February 3, 2017 in China's time zone. That
means Chinese Lunar New Year is not the first day of Red Chicken Year. If a
baby is born January 31, 2017, then baby's zodiac sign is the Monkey, not
How Old is the China?
The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China).
The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4714th year on January 28, 2017.
Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Female Fire Chicken is the 34th Stem-Branch in the cycle.
Since 4714 = (60 *78) + 34, therefore 2017 of Fire Chicken Year is the 4714th Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2017 is the 4715th Chinese year.
If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you.
The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C.
But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year.
The winter solstice was on around December 23rd, 2698 B.C.
Today's January 1st means nothing to Yellow King.
If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2017 is the 4715th Chinese year.
2017 is the 4714th Chinese Year.
However, Chinese civilization is up to 8000 years. (Dadiwan culture)
The Dadiwan relics
shows the civilization of houses, palaces, cooking tools, color pottery, weapons, artifacts and agriculture. Archaeologists doubt the I-Ching was invested there.
What's meaning of Red Chicken?
Red Fire Chicken name is from the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar. The first
Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original
stems and branches only use for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count
for Month, Hour and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during Chin
dynasty and Han dynasty. That idea might come from Chinese Yin Yang Five
Element scholars. Therefore, all zodiac signs can be converted into five
elements. For example, Chicken is equivalent to Female Metal. If we find all the
Red Chicken connections from Chinese Calendar, Five Elements and I-Ching
philosophy, then we can foresee what signs will come in the year of the Red
2017 is Female Fire Chicken. Female Fire is the fire for cooking, warm
temperature, lighting or decoration. It's related to civilization. Chicken is
the Female Metal. According to Five Element theory, Female Metal is the gold,
jewelry, gems or fine metal. It's related to value, beauty or wealth. Therefore,
Red Chicken is the light illuminating the jewelry. That implies showing off
beauty or flaunting wealth. 2017 is connected to finance, fashion, high-tech and
The Original Chinese Horoscope 12 Branches
page explains where 12-branch signs come from using the life cycle of the
plant. Chicken Month is September. Fruits on the tree are ripening. That's the
fall harvest time. That's the income season. That's the joyful time for diligent
people. Red Chicken implies warm temperature on the fruits. That means people
cannot keep the fruits too long and fruit will be rotten soon. That tells us the
money opportunity won't be there forever. It's required another working cycle to
Chicken is the 10th animal in the zodiac signs (branches). Chicken is the
Female Metal, which is the 8th element in the list of Yin Yang stems. Number 8
is a very lucky number to Chinese in Feng Shui application. That is why
2008 Beijing Olympics started on 08/08/2008 at
08:08:08 p.m. In short, number 8 is connected to big wealth and prosperity.
Therefore, Chicken of 2017 might lay a golden eggs for you.
Chicken is related to the season of autumn. In China, the wind comes from the
west in the autumn. Chicken is connected the west. Chicken Hour is between 17:00
to 19:00 p.m. That's the sunset time. That implies it's the time to take a rest.
It's also about the dinner time. That's the relaxing and joyful moment. In
Chinese I-Ching, Female Metal is connected to Lake. That's another sign of happy
time. Therefore, 2017 of Chicken will be an auspicious year to many people.
Certainly, we can see some negative signs in the Red Chicken year. The leaves
of the tree fall faster because of the wind of the autumn. The wind dominates
the season. Therefore Metal is connected to the wind. Monkey is Male Metal and
connected to strong wind. Chicken is Female Metal and connected to slow airflow,
which implies unhealthy air or virus in the air. Red Chicken means virus
spreading at warm temperature. Metal in the Five Element theory is also
connected to the lung. That tells us we need to pay attention the health of our
lungs in 2017.
Female Metal is connected to the fog, because Female Metal air might contain
the moisture from the lakes. The fog can block our vision. That implies some
people will hesitate to make the decision. Red Chicken means we have the fire or
light in the fog and shouldn't get lost the fog.
Red is connecting to the blood. Female Metal is also connected to stones,
tumor and alcohol. That is related to hospital. People must not drink and drive
after happy hours.
Fire can melt the metal. Female Metal of Chicken doesn't like the Fire of
2017. Red Chicken means two arguing persons coming to meet you. Both of them
won't help you together. Therefore, your luck in 2017 will be mixing good and
2017 Chinese Horoscope Forecast
Chinese Fortune Calendar provides two different 2017 predictions. The first
method is the simple Chinese Zodiac Prediction
to analyze the relationship between Red Chicken and your zodiac sign. The second
method is the traditional Chinese
Five Element Astrology. It will read your complete Chinese Astrology birth
chart, find Your Lucky
Element, then forecast your luck in the Red Chicken year. This way is
required your correct birthday and birth time.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
Chinese New Year Festival in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore spans 15-days
long until the New Year Lantern Festival.
The detail is at The
Celebration of 15-Day Chinese New Year Festivals page.
The schedule for the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in US major China towns
usually is on the weekend before or after Chinese New Year. If you are
interested in these events, you should check the schedule at the
Lunar New Year Parade Location and Schedule page.
2017 Feng Shui Directions
Lucky directions are
1 (White) is connected to Business, Romance, Social
4 (Green) is connected to Intelligence, Academic Achievement.
6 (White) is connected to Windfall, Money, Power, Position.
8 (White) is connected to Money, Wealth.
9 (Purple) is connected to Happiness, Marriage.
Unlucky directions are
(Black) is connected to Illness and Sickness.
3 (Green) is connected to Quarrel, Dispute, Lawsuit.
5 (Yellow) is connected to Sick, Trouble, Bad Luck.
7 (Red) is connected to Robbery, Villain.
The most unlucky direction is Yellow 5 at western side. Do not have any
remodeling in the western area of your house.
List 2017 Rich, Romantic, Wisdom Houses using Feng Shui Flying Stars
More detailed information is available in the Farmer Calendar CD.
Coming Chinese New Year Dates and US Chinese New Year Dates
The 2018, 2019 and 2020 Chinese New Year's days are listed in the page of When is the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month. That means Chinese New Year's day is on the new moon day.
We have 24 time zones in the world. The new moon days might fall on different days at different time zones.
Therefore, the Chinese New Year dates at US time zones have 50% chances to be different from China time zone.
We provide the listing of Chinese New Year Dates at different time zone.
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