News & Events – Keeping Traditions Alive

News & Events – Keeping Traditions Alive

September 2019

The 07th of September was indeed a day to remember as families came together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Cheah Kongsi Penang, with the team of caregivers from WhyteHouse. It was a relaxing evening as families picnicked on the soft grass and enjoyed the sunset and wonderful performances. Various booths were set up to keep the children entertained, among which included a moon cake making station and a calligraphy writing station. It was evident that some stations brought back many childhood memories as adults re-lived their childhood and soon began participating in some of the games such as bubble blowing and hopscotch.

In an effort to keep the Chinese traditions alive, performances included the 12 seasons drums, a traditional Chinese dance, a martial arts performance, Chinese orchestra as well as a story telling session by the teachers of WhyteHouse. The energy was elevated when teachers bursts onto the scene with a flashmob dance that clearly delighted the children! The limelight of the event was the parade around Cheah Kongsi where families lighted the streets with their lanterns and the sounds of tiny happy giggles filled the night air.