New in Wuhan? Let’s chat over coffee!

New in Wuhan? Looking for info and tips? Looking forward to meeting new people? 

Let’s chat over coffee (or tea) then! Drop us a line at info@womenofwuhan.com, we look forward to hearing from you! 

Want to share tips about your life in Wuhan?

  • You found great places to keep the kids busy during their free time?
  • You had a tasty lunch/dinner in a nice restaurant?
  • You travelled somewhere in Asia and explored beautiful places?
  • You found a place which serves excellent drinks?
  • You enroled your child in a great day-care / kindergarten?

Please check our section “Life in Wuhan” to see if your address is already listed. If not, please let us know by sending us your suggestion at info@womenofwuhan.com! 

Celebrate the Lantern Festival – Feb. 24th

Wuhan TV6 invites us to celebrate the Lantern Festival! The team organises a lanterns drawing session on Feb. 24th morning from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM in Jie Fang Park in Hankou. 

Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival period. People will go out to look at the moon, send up flying lanterns, fly bright drones, have a meal, and enjoy time together with family and friends in parks and natural areas.

If you are interested in taking part in this Festival, please send us an email ASAP: info@womenofwuhan.com. 

新年快乐! Xīn nián kuài lè! Happy New Year!

新年快乐!

Xīn nián kuài lè!

Happy New Year!

Chinese New Year’s Day is called Guo Nian (过年) in Chinese, which can mean ‘celebrate (a new) year’ or ‘overcome Nian’. The character 年 (Nián) could mean a ‘year’ or ‘the monster Nian’.

In ancient times, there was a monster named Nian (年, or Nianshou 年兽) with a long head and sharp horns. It dwelled deep in the sea all year round and only showed up every New Year’s Eve to eat people and livestock in nearby villages.

Therefore, on the day of New Year’s Eve, people would flee to remote mountains to avoid being harmed by the monster. People had lived in fear of this monster until an old man with white hair and a ruddy complexion visited the village.

He refused to hide in the mountains along with the villagers, but successfully scared away the monster by pasting red papers on doors, burning bamboo to make a loud cracking sound (precursor to firecrackers), lighting candles in the houses, and wearing red clothes. When the villagers came back, they were surprised to discover that the village had not been destroyed.

After that, every New Year’s Eve, people did as the old man instructed and the monster Nian never showed up again. This tradition has been continued until the present time and has become an important way to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

More info about the history of CNY: https://www.chinahighlights.com/…/chinese-new-year-history.…

新 年 快 乐! Xīn nián kuài lè! Happy New Year!

Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve tonight! 

三十晚上熬一宿: Chinese New Year’s Eve, also known as Chuxi, is the last day before the Spring Festival. It is a day for happiness and family reunion. 

Posting the character Fu is a tradition for Chinese people during the Spring Festival. It means “fortune” and “good luck”, and can be seen on the entrances of many Chinese homes. 

To all our beloved members!

Breakfast – Feb. 14th <3

February 14th – Valentine’s Day! Is there any better way to start this lovely day than sharing a nice breakfast with a nice group of friends? No, right?! Oh and as Wanda Realm is located near by Han Street, you can also enjoy a nice shopping session after breakfast ;-p

Time: 09:00 – 11:00 AM

Venue: Wanda Realm Hotel, No. 105 Donghu Road, Wuchang District / 武昌区·武昌区东湖路105号(东湖风景区地铁4号线楚河汉街站B出口 近汉街) / Metroline 4, station Chuhehanjie

Please sign up before Feb. 12th by contacting Marine!

 

Afterwork – Feb. 9th

Rhumerie Bounty has become a true institution in Wuhan! Their cocktails are very creative and their food very tasty… If you want to spend a nice Friday night, join us at Bounty at 7:30 PM! 

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Bounty Rhumerie, Huayuandao, Jianghan District Hankou / 武汉市江汉区青年路308号花园道艺术商业街B101 Wuhan, China / Metroline 2, station Wangjiadun East

Please sign up before Feb. 7th by contacting Marine!

SCHEDULE – Feb. 2018

Dear Members!

Please note that due to Chinese New Year holidays, our SIGHTSEEING TRIP and our BRUNCH will be cancelled this month. 

Lunch & Book Club (Feb. 5th), Afterwork (Feb. 9th) and Breakfast (Feb. 14th) will take place before holidays 🙂

Thank you for your understanding!

 

Lunch & Book Club – Feb. 5th

Very nice monthly meeting to enjoy a tasty lunch and discuss about books! You can sign up or either one of activities or both of them by contacting Marie-Cécile.

Time: Lunch from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM / Book Club from 1:30 – 2:45 PM

Venue: Fornetto Restaurant / 1/F, Building B7, Xianglong Time Square, Wuhan / Metro line 3 & 6, station Donfeng Motor Company / 武汉市沌口经济开发区湘隆时代广场B7 明星酒店一层 / 6号线 东风公司站E1出口 ; 3号线 东风公司站A出口

Please sign up ASAP!

CANCELLED! Brunch – Jan. 28th

Our biggest apologies but due to recent weather conditions in Wuhan our family brunch this Sunday at Hyatt is now cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Market Café @ Hyatt Regency: Simply one of the best brunches in Wuhan! Great variety, fresh food, flavours from all over the world, beautiful restaurant overlooking the courtyard – Don’t miss it out on January 25th!

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue: Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley, 1077, Luo Yu Lu, HongShan District / 洪山区珞喻路 1077 武汉, 湖北省中国, 430074 / No public transportation nearby the hotel!

Please sign up before January 26th by contacting Ika!