Year of the Rooster 6

On the weekend we went along to Elizabeth Quay, beside the Swan River in Perth, to catch the Chinese New Year celebrations.

There were plenty of Chinese zodiac animals and lanterns – mostly in the traditional colours of red and gold. The event runs through to 5 February.

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Year of the Rooster 5

Each of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals has an associated protective deity – the 12 Heavenly Generals. This one is Mihira, who protects people born in the year of the rooster. You can see him and the other 11 Heavenly Generals in the large plaza outside Po Lin Monastery, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong.