Happy (Chinese) New Year 新 年 快 乐
With chopsticks in hand and a friendly dragon waiting in the wings, on Tuesday, February 5 we rang in the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
Our fantastic dietary staff and volunteers treated us to a delicious Chinese meal, including an assortment of stir fry’s, homemade egg rolls and of course, fortune cookies and a “Year of the Pig” cake.
While eating, we enjoyed hearing traditional Chinese music. The highlight of the afternoon was the visit from our friendly dragon who was welcomed by all. Traditionally the Chinese Dragon dances on Chinese New Year and other major celebrations. The dragon is believed to bring good luck to the people in the community.
Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make this another successful Chinese New Year celebration!