Chinese culture is peppered with festivals which celebrate special dates in the calendar. One is the ‘Chongyang’ which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (7th October) and since 1989 has been the day on which Chinese people celebrate their elders with a festival of food, drink and outings.
With this in mind, the highly acclaimed China Rose Cantonese restaurant, located in the picturesque market town of Bawtry near Doncaster, once again opened its doors to pensioners in the town to enjoy a celebratory lunch, complete with entertainment, all completely free of charge.
“Chongyang is a very important festival in our calendar and this will be the fifth time we have hosted such an event and invited the local pensioners to celebrate with us in the town where we have had our restaurant for over 30 years,” commented Carly Hui Restaurant Manager China Rose. “We welcomed a record number of guests on Sunday 6th October to enjoy our superb food and hospitality and presented flowers and chocolates to the eldest lady and gentlemen who attended and to Val Hadley and Dennis Fisher who were also celebrating birthdays on the day”.
Guests enjoyed a complimentary three course Chinese meal and drinks plus musical entertainment from Sean Stevens, performing some of the world’s best loved swing & jazz classics.
“Family is held in very high esteem in Chinese culture with the young and elderly receiving extra special attention,” said Carly. “Celebrating this traditional Chinese festival with our local community is always extra special and it was another wonderful afternoon that we will all remember for years to come.”
Centre Estelle Johnston with co-owner Louis Wan with guests
Restaurant Manager Carly Hui with eldest gentlemen guest 91 year old Mr Thorpe
Restaurant Manager Carly Hui with eldest lady guest 95 year old Gaye Walker
(Far Left) Head Chef Jason Kwan with chefs plus (Centre) Restaurant Manager Carly Hui
L to R – Estelle Johnston and Restaurant Manager Carly Hui