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Local Care Home Celebrates Chinese New Year

Staff and residents at Hugh Myddelton House in Southgate welcomed in the Year of the Tiger with a day of celebrations and activities.

Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, lucky red envelopes were exchanged and the home was decorated with hanging red lanterns. Residents learnt all about the traditions and superstitions of Chinese New Year and made lovely Chinese lanterns. Our Head Chef Christopher Abrigo cooked up an oriental feast for lunch and residents enjoyed the delicious food washed down with pots of Chinese tea.

Ramona Stanciu, General Manager of Barchester’s Hugh Myddelton House said: “We have had a brilliant day, the home looks absolutely wonderful decorated all in red and we all had such fun finding out what animal we are, the associated traits and reading each other’s horoscopes. The residents loved watching videos of traditional lion and dragon dances too.

John a resident at Hugh Myddelton House said: “I loved the music, the vibrant costumes and learning about the Chinese Zodiac animal traits. A person born in the Year of the Tiger is said to be fiery, passionate, daring and fearless. I find it fascinating to learn all about different traditions.”

 

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