The previous Post also has very useful / interesting information ( for those who would like to know more about Chinese Astrology ) about the 60 year cycle in Chinese Astrology.
Subtract 12 from 2017 to get the last “Year of the Rooster” and this system of course applies to all the other 11 Animal signs, subtract 12 to get the last Animal year. Likewise you can add 12 to get the next Year of the Rooster, and so forth for the other Animal years.
See what happened world-wide in 2005 – the last “Year of the Rooster” .
http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2005.htm 2005 was really a “Chicken year”
Chinese New Year in 2017 will start on January 28.