Our Residents were welcomed into the auditorium on Chinese New Year, February 6, to the sounds of Chinese music and the smell of a delicious Chinese feast. The bright colors of Chinese symbols decorated the entrance, and red was the color of the day as it is thought to scare off the dragons! Bright red table clothes covered the tables, and red lanterns hung from the ceiling. These lanterns are traditionally hung to represent a symbol of luck and prosperity.
The entertainment included several dances. Some of our own Residents joined AJJ members in a traditional Chinese ribbon dance. Their costumes and fine dance moves delighted the crowd. Another special performance of the day included a dragon dance with dancers dressed in traditional costumes. The dragon dancers made their way through the tables, allowing our Residents to enjoy their brightly-colored and very detailed costumes. This dance is thought to bring good luck.