Big Jubilee Lunch

Special community event to celebrate Chinese New Year

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A special event is taking place at Stockton Heath Library on Saturday (January 29) to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger.

The event has been organised by Mulan Culture, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing cultural diversity in the local community.

Based in Warrington, they are working with local libraries, museums, schools and families to provide Chinese festival events, tailored workshops, Chinese language classes, Kung Fu
performance and other forms of Chinese cultural activities.

Members of the public are invited to partake in their unique and fun adventure to explore one of the most ancient, vibrant and innovative cultures.

Judy Ding, who is one of the members of Mulan Culture Warrington said: “This is a non-profit organisation that has been dedicated to supporting cultural diversity in our community since 2019.

“For this year (Year of Tiger), together with Livewire Libraries, we are hosting a Chinese New Year family event together with Stockton Heath Library. It is completely free, every family is welcome to join us.”

For this year, Master Liu from Warrington Kung Fu Organization (pictured top) is sending three different age of students to support the event.

For more details visit the group on Facebook

Saturday 29 January from 10:30-13:30
Stockton Heath Library
10:30-11:00 Story Telling and Chinese New
Year Song Singing
11:00-13:30 Chinese Calligraphy
Traditional Paper Cutting
Tattoo Sticker
12:30-13:30 Kung Fu Performance

The Story of Nian
Nian is a mythical monster who lived in the mountains. He had scared the people of China during winter. Everyone lived in fear of him. One day, the villagers decided they could trap Nian in a cage.

They banished him back into the mountains and they lived peacefully for many years. But soon after, Nian escaped and galloped back into the village.

A wise old person said that Nian was afraid of noise, fire and the color of red. Then, everybody started to get ready and they painted their houses red, wore red clothes and made a lot of fireworks, firecrackers, red lanterns and noisy instruments. Finally, the day came. The sky was lit up with the red color and Nian was scared away and was never seen again.

After that, every New Year‘s Eve, people did as the old man instructed. This tradition has been continued until the present time and has become an important way to celebrate the arrival of the new year.


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