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Celebrations of Traditions for the Auspicious Year of the Wooden Dragon

Published on 04 January 2024 in Destination Dining

As the rooster crows and the sun casts its warm rays over the serene beaches of Bali, something magical unfolds at the luxurious Mulia Bali. Welcoming the upcoming Chinese New Year, the resort comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of traditions, colours, and flavours that will leave you spellbound. This year, we're particularly excited to usher in the Year of the Wood Dragon, symbolising wisdom, power, and wealth. Discover what makes this annual celebration so special, particularly here, with our resort's array of traditional festivities.   

Reunion Dinner: Sharing Love and Dim Sum

As the eve of Chinese New Year approaches, families usually gather for the Reunion Dinner. It's a time for elders to catch up on how their children and grandchildren are doing, sharing stories and laughter over a sumptuous meal. Table8's authentic cuisine is the ideal place to share a memorable meal, featuring more than 40 kinds of dim sum, ensuring there's something for every palate.


Door Opening Ceremony: Welcoming Prosperity with Open Arms

In the early hours of the Chinese New Year, the celebration starts with the mesmerising Door Opening Ceremony. This symbolic event is about welcoming good luck and prosperity into the new year. As you step into the main lobby, you'll be greeted by the rhythmic beats of drums and cymbals, heralding the arrival of the lion dance performers. The lion's graceful movements symbolise the expulsion of evil spirits and the attraction of good fortune, in line with the Wood Dragon's auspicious energy. 

Lion Dance Performance: Chasing Away the Negative Vibes

The lion dance is a highlight of the festivities at Mulia Bali. It's not just a visual spectacle; it's a cultural experience that connects you with the heart of Chinese traditions. The dance chases away negative vibes, ushering in a year filled with blessings and positivity, reflecting the Wood Dragon's promise of a transformative and prosperous year.

Yee Sang Toss: A Prosperous Start to the Year

Table8 restaurant cherishes another Chinese New Year tradition, the Yee Sang toss. This dish is a colourful salad made from a medley of ingredients, each symbolizing a different aspect of prosperity. As you toss the ingredients into the air with your family and friends, you're not just enjoying a delicious dish but also actively creating good fortune for the year ahead.


Nian Gao: Sweet Treats for Sweet Beginnings

Table8 also offers the delightful homemade Nian Gao, a sweet rice cake symbolising a higher income or position in the coming year. Enjoy these treats in our limited edition boxes, designed as the perfect gift or for sharing at home with your family or friends. They embody the Wood Dragon's auspicious essence, signifying growth and success. Mulia’s signature Chinese New Year Gifts, featuring Nian Gao, can be ordered from both Bali and Jakarta. 

In the heart of Bali, Mulia Bali stands as a bridge between cultures, offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of Chinese New Year while enjoying the luxury and hospitality the resort is known for. From lion dances to delicious feasts, it's an experience that will leave you with cherished memories of a special celebration.

So, if you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali, think of Mulia Bali, where traditions, flavours, and festivities come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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