Residents, family members and friends of the Jeanne Jugan Center got a taste of the Far East last weekend with a party celebrating the Chinese New Year, which began on January 31st this year. In China and many other Asian countries, this important holiday is a time for family and friends to come together and share good food and festivities. Our celebration was no different.
The auditorium (decorated in beautiful Chinese paper lanterns) was filled with music, and a Chinese feast was cooked up by our very own Mother Dora and Sister Christine. We were also lucky to see traditional dances, including the Dragon Dance, performed by members of the Church of the Holy Martyrs, an area parish with a large Vietnamese membership. Several of our home’s employees and volunteers even joined in the fun by learning and performing a ribbon dance.
Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and entertainment. It was also a great chance to learn more about other cultures, especially Chinese and Vietnamese, which some of our Residents and Little Sisters share. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day so special!