Sunday, October 14, 2007
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, which rotates between 12 different animals in each full cycle, 2007 is the Year of the Pig. Especially interesting is that many believe 2007 is also the year of the golden pig, an event that comes around every 60 years.
Birth rates in China, where couples are allowed only one child, are through the roof this year because, supposedly, those born under this auspicious sign will be intelligent, healthy and live (plump) prosperous lives. Either way, the pigs around Chinatown are frickin' adorable.