January 24, 2017


2017 Lunar New Year: Get ready!

Cargo Installation Lunar New Year

Cargo is ready to take on the Lunar New Year, are you? Here are a few tidbits that will help all of your festivities and for those of your roosters in 2017. Find out which animal you are here.

The Lunar New Year starts on the 2nd new moon after winter solstice and lasts for 2 weeks. This year 1/6th of the world’s population will be celebrating from the eve of January 28th through February 15th. For the New Year’s Celebrations, red wards off the monster Nina who once each Spring near the New Year, comes out from the sea or the mountains to attack humans.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster. If you are a rooster, you are trustworthy, responsible, gregarious and loyal. You like being in the spotlight but can be vain or boastful at times.  Each year is associated with one of the Taoist elements (fire, earth, water, metal and wood). This year of the Fire Rooster means that the year will be especially creative, passionate, and joyful for roosters. The last year of the Fire Rooster was 1957.

Numbers: 5, 7 and 8
Days: The 4th and 26th days of a lunar month
Colors: Gold, brown and yellow
Flowers: Gladiola, cockscomb
Directions: South, south-east
Months: The 2nd, 5th and 11th lunar months
Colours: Red
Numbers: 1, 3 and 9
Directions: East
Months: The 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months

Cargo has a wide selection of Lunar New Year decorations, poppers and rooster regalia in-store. Here’s tip is for all of the animal signs: to improve your luck this year and ward of bad luck, wear a necklace or a bracelet with a rooster sign.

Rooster Pendent





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