This is a special Year of the Rooster, one that happens only every 60 years. Lunar New years are based on elements: gold, wood, earth, water and fire. This is the year of the Fire Rooster. The last year of the Fire Rooster was 1957. Fire Roosters are considered responsible workers, good timekeepers and trustworthy.
In general, roosters are considered hardworking, self-confident and talented. They’re honest, outspoken and talkative. They like to be the center of attention.
Gold is a lucky color for roosters, but red, a traditional good luck color in China, is not. This year is considered an unlucky year for roosters, but they are expected to be lucky in the second, fifth and 11th months on the lunar calendar.