The Chinese New Year Dinner was held at Ming’s Palace along Gouger Street on the 7th day of the Lunar Calendar (22nd of February), which coincides with ‘人日’，which in the Lunar calendar also symbolises the birthday of all beings.
We were extremely excited over the overwhelming responses for a sell-out of the dinner over the first 3 days of registration and regret to we could not accommodate more guests for the dinner due to the limitation of the venue and wanting to ensure the comfort of our guests.
It was an enjoyable evening getting to celebrate the Chinese New Year here in Adelaide with fellow country men and women. We started the evening with the welcoming of guests (with nostalgic Chinese New Year Songs playing on the background), which includes also the MP of Adelaide city, Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Adelaide, Mayors & Mayoresses of Burnside, Adelaide Hills and Tea Tree Gully councils.
The Organising Committee lined up a couple of programs for the evening, including
– the Lo-Hei ceremony where all guests are briefed on the symbolism of the dish, and getting everyone to tossing;
– the Lion Dance performance and well wishes
– a trivia game with questions related to Singapore and Chinese New Year traditions
More time was left aside for mingling and networking and we were pleased to end the event within schedule at about 9.30pm.
We had a wonderful evening and would certainly hoped that the guests enjoyed theirs as well, and would again like to thank all guests for their continual support, and look forward to seeing everyone again for our subsequent events.