Celebrating the Year of the Rooster at The Met Fifth Avenue
Each of the 12 animals in the zodiac corresponds to a year in a repeating 12-year cycle that makes up the traditional East Asian lunar calendar. The association of these zodiac animals with the Chinese calendar first appeared in the third century B.C., and became firmly established by the first century. In sequence, the 12 animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal is believed to embody certain traits that are personified by the character of the people born in that year. This Lunar New Year, beginning on January 29, is the Year of the Rooster. Since the rooster is an early riser, people born in the year of the rooster are thought to be diligent and industrious.
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January 25, 2017End Date
July 4, 2017Hours
10:00 AM - 05:30 PMAddress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028Event Type