To celebrate the new Chinese Year of the Pig, members and friends of the DCF met in the city of Hof from 8 to 10 February 2019 at the invitation of our long-standing Bavarian members, the Kolb and Zapf families. The pig symbolises happiness, wealth and contentment and is a true enjoyer of the finer things in life. This fantastic weekend kicked off with a cosy get-together in the quaint Hof "Biersalon Trompeter" on Friday evening.
On 9 February, the first item on the agenda was an interesting guided tour of Europe's largest porcelain museum, the PorzellanIkon in Selb. A big thank you goes to the director Mr. Wilhelm Siemen for the personal welcome of our guests. Afterwards, they could take advantage of the good shopping opportunities in the numerous factory outlets and visit the popular wine fair of the Rotary Club Hof in the Freiheitshalle. At the end of the eventful day, the approximately 50 guests met at the first-class "Restaurant Season", which served us a delicious German-Chinese New Year dinner. In a festively decorated atmosphere, the culinary menu was accompanied by cultural and musical contributions as well as lively conversations.
For their fantastic commitment, we thank our great Hof hosts, all other contributors in Hof and Selb, and last but not least all our guests who made this memorable New Year's celebration possible.
At the end of January 2017, we celebrated the Chinese New Year. True to our tradition of celebrating Chinese New Year with our members and friends over an authentic Chinese holiday dinner, this year's New Year celebration was held at the Kyushu Hotel on 27 January. The entire highlight of the dinner was the compelling cultural programme. The singing of the famous Chinese bass singer Lu Yi enchanted the audience, the dancing of Jiajia Sweden caught the attention of all the guests and the Mongolian horse-head violin played by Mr Bat-Erdene transported them to the vast and untamed steppe.
We thank everyone who participated in the celebration and made our dinner a great success!
As in the past, the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration was again a great success. The Chinese restaurant "Kyushu Restaurant" presented Chinese culinary art with 18 traditional festival dishes and gave the guests a further impression of Chinese food culture. The highlight of the evening was our new member Mr. Bernhard Müller, the former mayor of the new city of Vienna, who read his original "China behind the rice". Through his personal experiences in China and his analyses and observations, he immersed the audience in Chinese culture.
In addition, our Leipzig members organised a special outdoor activity. The sky was also beautiful and clear, so the city tour and lake excursion were beautiful memories for all the guests.
The culture and beauty of Leipzig impressed the guests from Bavaria, Austria and South Tyrol.