Viet Nam News A famous person who was born in the Year of the Rooster is Professor Nguyễn Văn Huy. He has studied a lot about the people of Việt Nam. He also once started a museum. The professor’s personality shows all the signs of someone born in the Year of the Rooster. By Bạch Liên January 27 marks the start of the Year of Rooster, the tenth ranked of the Chinese zodiac animals, another Lunar New Year. In Chinese and Vietnamese culture, the rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, as it wakes people up. People born in this year are believed to be kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous, optimistic, honest and have pride in their inner self. Born in August 1945 in Hà Nội, Professor Nguyễn Văn Huy, one of most famous researchers of ethnology of Việt Nam, is among a few renowned Vietnamese researchers born in the Year of the Rooster. Those who know about his life and career can see that he has several characteristics of people born in the year of the rooster: hard-working, courageous and optimistic. 1945 is most remembered in Vietnamese history for the famine that occurred in northern Việt Nam from October 1944 to May 1945, during the Japanese occupation of French Indochina. Up to 2 million people are estimated to have died of starvation in this period. Huy was born several months after the end of this famine but like most Vietnamese people living in the North then, he experienced a difficult childhood….