Chinese New Year

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Chinese Meal to celebrate the year of the Ox with Mester in Salamanca!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Did you miss out on Mester’s Chinese New Year meal??

Our students and the winners!

Our students and the winners!

Don’t worry we’ll let you know what you missed!! You only had to look at the barmen to know it was a celebration for Chinese New Year, they were all all dressed up! And what kind of a party is it without a special chinese menu?!

Tasting the Chinese food

the barmen were dress up

the barmen were dress up

Tasting the Chinese food

After a really fun meal everyone started leaving for home. Some arrived not so late, but others much much later!

Chinese culture is very proud of it’s gastronomy and they let us try some really exotic meat starters, rice and prawns. Then we had rice and chinese noodles to accompany the crispy duck meat!

Exotic meat starters, rice and prawns.

Exotic meat starters, rice and prawns.

We ended the meal with various deserts, dried fruits and BINGO! … Some of the lucky ones were invited to drink some cava by Mester, but there were more draws and prizes…

Chinese New Year

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the New Moon and last 15 days until the Full Moon, the Lantern Festival, and this year it falls on January 26th. This year is the year of the Ox, or it’s official name is Ji Chou.

Decorations at the school

Decorations at the school

According to legends Chinese New Year derives from the myth of the Nian, who came to scare the Chinese people at the start of the New Year. The Chinese soon realised he was scared of the colour red, and so every year people wear red to scare off bad luckand the monster! Everywhere is decorated with bright red decorations and people hang red lanterns at the door to scare off bad spirits.

Mester’s having a meal tonight to celebrate the New Year in the Erasmus bar and café. The meal’s at 9 followed by a special Chinese Party in Camelot afterwards. Everyone’s invited and we hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!