Chinatown definitely turns chaotic for Chinese New Year, here in Singapore. Crazy crowds, tons of people pushing through tons of stalls to buy the Chinese Ang Po (red packets), and so many other trinkets and decorations. Since the city is said to practically shut down over the New Years' weekend (February 18th this year), people are definitely stocking up! If THIS is crowded...I don't know what we're going to do in Hong Kong (yes, finally decided. Hong Kong for 6 days at New Years...12 days left on the countdown :)
2007 is the Year of The Pig (or Boar), and people born in this year are said to be "sincere, pure, honorable and tolerant". Pigs are also said to be lucky, make money easily, and be mild-tempered. You are supposed to share this luck in 2007, if your element is Wood, Fire or Water. I'm an Ox with a Wood element..so quite far off the Pig's horoscope but maybe it'll be a lucky year!
Check out your Chinese horoscope (it's a bit more accurate than expected...)http://www.phillychinatown.com/chinese_topic/chinese_zodiac/Boar.htm or
find your sign and meaning of your element http://chinese.astrology.com/elements.html