TOAST to a new chinese year ! in some translations 2017 refers to the year of the red fire rooster or the red fire chicken. i found a link that speaks of 2017 as the year of the phoenix, a mythological bird that recycles its own life. when it perceives its impending death, the phoenix ignites itself into a magnificent fire. in time, it reemerges from its own ashes - reborn, renewed, and very much alive, a beautiful symbol of rebirth and new opportunities !