Posted on 27 January 2017
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by many countries across Asia and is based on a lunar, rather than a solar calendar. The first day of the lunar calendar this year falls on Saturday 28 January.
This year is the Year of the Rooster in the lunar zodiac. The Rooster is one of twelve animals from a rotating yearly cycle that combine with five elemental signs. The elemental sign for this year is fire. Those born in the Year of the Fire Rooster are said to be trustworthy, observant and responsible.
Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster include Beyoncé, Martin Luther King III, Groucho Marx and Amelia Earhart.
The University will be celebrating the Lunar Year of the Rooster at the York Chinese New Year Gala, organised by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Book your tickets and come along to the York Barbican for a Chinese Spring Festival food buffet, starting at 6.00pm, followed by performances starting at 7.00pm, on Friday 3 February.