Chinese New Year Must-Haves for the Home

The rooster rules the Chinese zodiac roost in Lunar New Year 2017, also known as Chinese New Year. As the 10th animal zodiac sign of the lunar calendar, it takes over from the mischievous monkey, the animal for 2016. (Read more about the Chinese animal zodiacs here.) A symbol of fidelity and punctuality, the rooster was nature’s alarm clock in times gone by, its crowing signaling the start of a new day.

Many items in Chinese culture are filled with symbolism, and the new year, which begins Jan. 28, 2017, is a perfect time to revisit a few. Here are some of the more common items — edible and decorative — that are considered must-haves in many homes during Lunar New Year.

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