An article in The Federalist:
contains a section based on a 2016 report
Today is the first day of the Chinese Year of the Rooster, 2017.
I am addressing this in particular to North American friends, since yesterday evening on TV we saw Michael Portillo on one of his great railway journeys, travelling through the state of Kansas. In one of his enounters, a young Native American man, in full costume, performed a “prairie chicken” dance from the Blackfeet of Montana.
Not long ago, I read an article Apocalypse now? Nuclear proliferation is the least of our worries, to which the sub-editor helpfully added the heading soon, a massive solar flare will bring the world to a halt claims the author of a new book.
In Scotland, traditional New Year greeting is
Lang may yer lum reek
meaning “long may your chimney smoke”. So may you never be short of fuel for your fire.
So, if I understand this article rightly, this might be a bit difficult for Alaskans in 2017.