Gong Hey Fat Choy, Year of the Rooster

Posted by on January 28, 2017 in Real Life Color Coach

Rooster Paper Cutting Image from Jiazzhi

Gong Hey Fat Choy” translates to “Congratulations and Be Prosperous” and is a common greeting during this festival.  Today starts the Year of the Rooster, which is also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.

Wikipedia has extensive information on the Year of the Rooster as well as Chinese New Year customs, practices and history.  It also has links to various articles all over the web.

I picked this paper-cutting photo of the rooster because I really like it.  It reminds me of a Detailed Thinlits™ Die image.  Wouldn’t it be cool to have die-cuts or at least embossing folders of each of the images in the Chinese Zodiac?

Red is a traditional celebration color in China and many other countries.  This red reminds me of the retired Riding Hood Red, which is a slightly darker Tone of Real Red.  I decided the photo was too pretty to use in a scrapbook page, as I usually do, because I didn’t want anything else distracting from the image.

The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia

Transferred from zh.wikipedia to Commons by Shizhao using CommonsHelper.

If you’re celebrating, set off a firecracker for me and let me know how you like to celebrate in Comments.

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