Now I know the idea of New year seems a very odd topic to talk about for most of us when its approaching the end of January but for the Chinese they have all this exciting celebration to come due their knew year being on the 28th of January.
Now we all know how important the New Year for the Chinese and how many amazing celebrations take place over this magical time including Street Markets, Fire works and Shou Sui (tradition that takes place after the New years eve dinner). However what is so lovely about it all is how involved their elders are in these activities and how much they respect their involvement. Sadly our British culture is one of the few who do not look up to their elders with such admiration and treat them as the head of the family.
This year is the Year of the Rooster and in Chinese history that has meant ‘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.’ https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/rooster.htm
Each year can hold different paths depending on what your birth animal is, so it’s interesting to see what the year of the rooster could bring to your life in 2017.
Although many of us do not celebrate our New Year on the 28th, I suggest we all take that day or even more to understand this cultures way of celebrating and appreciate how much love and admiration they have for their elders during this time. By doing this, you may feel the urge to reach out to your love one as if the other cultures can do it so often, why should we be any different?
Nudgu would love to know what your fortune for 2017 is, and how this may impact upon your new years resolutions! Maybe even by the end of the year you can look back at what 2017 meant for you and see how much of this prediction came true!
Wishing everyone a happy start to 2017!