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According to The Independent, around one sixth of the world’s population still observes the Chinese New Year. Some festivities for this important celebration include visiting family and friends, wearing red to ward off the mythical creature named Nian, sleeping with money under one’s pillow for good fortune, cleaning the house and releasing red lanterns into the sky.

The year 2017 is the Chinese Year of the Rooster. You were born in the Year of the Rooster if your birthday was in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 or 2005. The Chinese horoscope suggests that if you’re a rooster baby, your lucky numbers this year are five, seven and eight and your lucky colours are gold, brown and yellow.

If you are looking for weekend plans in London this upcoming weekend, try to catch the Chinese New Year parade this Sunday, 29th January, starting at 10am in Trafalgar Square and into Soho!

We here at GoLocalise are getting into the full swing of both the Chinese and Western New Years and to help us stay organised we’ve each got our own personalised GoLocalise calendar which doubles as a pen and pencil holder. We’d like to invite all of you, our friends and associates, to stop by to have a cup of tea and a chat and we’ll send you home with a desk calendar of your own. :]