The Chinese zodiac is a traditional classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. This year is the year of the tiger, people born in this year are said to be brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. They are charming and well liked, they sometimes possess a stubborn personality too. The Year of the Tiger previously fell in 2010, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 and 1938.
We had a wonderful time celebrating this week, we spent the morning learning about each of the animals and discussing the accuracy of the zodiac, there weren’t many of us who were enamoured about being likened to a rat, however after being informed that rat people are charming, hardworking, and popular, we changed our minds.
The dining room was spectacular, we had had a fabulous time making Chinese lanterns and they had been hung around the room, they looked so authentic. The tables were beautifully laid with chopsticks and fortune cookies and our chef had done an amazing job with the menu; the food was delicious. Some of us tried to use the chopsticks with quite hilarious consequences.
What a fabulous way to see in the Chinese New Year, great company, great fun and great food, it was perfect.