Firtree House residents celebrate Year of the Tiger

Firtree House Care Home decorated in a Chinese New Year theme

Residents and staff at Firtree House Nursing Home celebrated Chinese New Year by making Chinese lanterns and decorating the lounge and conservatory for a special lunch.

The residents got together to discuss what Chinese New Year involved, the Zodiac signs and what they mean. They watched a film of a traditional dragon dance before discussing whether they had been to Chinatown in London and if they knew any Chinese sayings.

Luckily one of the team at Firtree House speaks some Chinese, so we went through a few basic phrases, before discussing what Chinese food we liked to eat in order to prepare for the celebratory lunch.

Those people born in The Year of the Tiger are characterised as being brave, competitive and confident. However, on the other hand, they can sometimes be unpredictable, irritable and overindulgent!

Lucky numbers are one, three and four and lucky colours for those born in the Year of the Tiger are blue, grey and orange, whereas their lucky flowers are cinerarias and anthuriums.

The lunch went down a storm with the option of sweet and sour chicken with rice or chicken in soy sauce with rice, plus a selection of dim sum for everyone to try!