News and Events News Happy Chinese New Year Happy Chinese New Year! The new Chinese year has now begun, and will end February 15th, 2018. The New Year is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Rooster is the tenth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Rooster will be in 2029. The personality of those born in the Year of the Rooster are characterised as honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident. Some famous people who were born in a Year of the Rooster include Benjamin Franklin, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Beyonce, Prince Philip and Eric Clapton.