Sat, 24 Feb|
John Walker Place
Chap Goh Mei Potluck in Brisbane
Celebrate the 15th day of the Lunar New Year with us in Brisbane at our Chap Goh Mei potluck! Join us for a delightful brunch filled with delicious food, meaningful connections, and games. Bring a dish to share & reminisce about your cherished Chinese New Year memories, traditions & culture.
Time & Location
24 Feb 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
John Walker Place, Reserve Park, 323 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga QLD 4104, Australia
About the event
Join us in Brisbane to celebrate the 15th day of the Lunar New Year at our Chap Goh Mei potluck! Bring a dish to share and dive into the joy as we exchange cherished Chinese New Year memories, traditions, and culture. Come and mingle with us as we craft a home away from home! Connect with locals and welcome Malaysians and Singaporeans who have recently moved to Brisbane. It's an excellent opportunity to build new connections and expand your social circle. Your presence will add to the joy of the celebration!
Dress code: Red or bright colours.
P/S: To ensure a diverse and delightful potluck experience, kindly list the items you intend to bring for our upcoming gathering. Please include details such as food dishes, beverages, cutlery, tables, chairs, or any other essentials you plan to contribute. Your thoughtful contributions will play a key role in making this event a success. Feel free to share your culinary creations, favorite drinks, or any items that will enhance our communal enjoyment. Thank you for your cooperation and enthusiasm! Let's create a memorable potluck feast together.
Chap Goh Mei: Finding love through orange throwing.
"The tradition, carried out in the hope of finding a soulmate, can be traced back to the olden days and lives on in Malaysia today.
In Hokkien, the words “chap goh” mean “15”, and “mei” means “night”. Hence, this festival is celebrated on the 15th and final night of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
During Chap Goh Mei, single people throw oranges into lakes and rivers to find love. They inscribe their names and contact numbers on the fruit in the hope it will end up in the hands of a potential significant other. Accordingly, Chap Goh Mei is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day."
P/S: We may even do a Battle of Oranges.
2 hours 40 minutes
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