At last, my year has come along in the Chinese Zodiac. Only once every 12 years, so it's been a while, and I for one am ready for the Year of the Pig on February 18, 2007. New Year celebrations are huge in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. It’s a festival full of ancient traditions and cultures combined with stunning lighting effects and fireworks that runs from February 12 to 28. Residents and visitors alike celebrate with special foods, flowers, shopping, lights, a fabulous parade and a spectacular fireworks display. Sure wish I could be there.
If you are planning to travel to Asia at this time, expect busy airports and fully booked hotels, so get your reservations early.