Be prepared for the Year of the Rooster with our annual Chinese New Year calendar and astrological forecast, available Jan. 22 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Sunday Magazine.
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Rooster arrives Jan. 28.
The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year represented by an animal sign. People born in a Year of the Rooster, which includes 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005, are said to be punctual, hardworking, bright, outgoing, loyal and confident, and they enjoy the spotlight.
The annual Chinatown Merchants Association street festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 21, with a parade at 3:30 p.m. The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s annual Chinese New Year celebration will be held 5 to 10 p.m Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St. Area streets will be closed Jan. 20 as lion dance groups and the 2017 Narcissus court visit Chinatown businesses to offer choy cheng, or good luck blessings.