The Year of the Fire Rooster

Born in the Year of the Rooster

When you mention Lunar Calendar, you readily think of China. However, Korea also follows the same calendar, basing the dates of the holidays and celebrations with cycles of the moon. Years are represented by animals that follow each other in an established order repeated every 12 years. When a Korean asks you about your sign, he is able to calculate your age and glean your personality.

Known as Sibijiisin (십이지신), which literally translates to Twelve Gods of the Earth, there are 12 animal signs by which the gods are represented: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. They were also used to measure the hours of the day as well as to represent direction.

Persons born in the year of the Fire Rooster, also called year of the Hen/Chicken in Korea, are industrious, sharp-witted, outspoken, and extravagant. They are dreamers and are advised to be cautious, to consider every detail before making decisions. Fire rooster people, born in 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017, are trustworthy with a strong sense of time, money and responsibility. It’s going to take a lot of hard work to maintain partnerships begun in a Rooster year.

Just tidbits of information for our dining patrons in this Year of the Rooster.

Celebrating New Year at Bellevue Korean Restaurant

Celebrate the new year via our delicious Korean classics at Seoul Hot Pot, home of the best Korean food on the Eastside. Find us in Bellevue and see how we welcome 2017 with an impressive variety of vegetarian bibimbap options, our popular soft tofu soups, Korean barbecue, fresh seafood selections, and of course, our legendary hot pot that families enjoy. Don’t miss out on the celebration. It is the Year of the Rooster, after all.