Other decorations celebrating Lunar New Year include the Traditional Chinese decoration for New Year - paper-cuts and Chinese Knots, which mean good luck. Different colors imply different meanings. The colors we have in our Shanghai restaurant are red, golden, blue and green, which represents luck/warmth/happiness (red), wealth/noble/hope (gold), energy/wisdom/honesty (blue), and peace/elegance/youth (Green)
2017 is referred to as the Golden rooster because the rooster announces the sunrise, the start of the day, (the start of the year), and drives the bad-luck away. It means the rooster brings the luck and wealth.
From our ‘ohana to yours...Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year)