Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families.
Although there are many interesting legends and stories explaining the start of the Chinese New Year festival, the main two reasons for the festival are:
- To celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest, and relax with family
- To wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year
Chinese people believe that a good start to the year will lead to a lucky year. Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work, and wished for a good harvest (when most were farmers). This has now evolved to celebrating the start of a new business year and wishing for profits and success in various vocations.
With that in mind, we would like to invite you and your families to the Stonelake Clubhouse on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:30 a.m. for a Chinese New Year celebration. The Far East Lion Dance Association will be performing a Lion Dance at 12:00 p.m. We will have themed crafts and red envelopes for the children and light appetizers. A fee of $5 per Stonelake Member and $7 per Guest of a Stonelake Member (limit of 2 guests per household maximum) will be due at the time of reservation (please note that we can only accept cash or check payments). Sign-ups opened on January 7.