Residents of Surbiton welcomed the Year of the Tiger as veterans charity celebrated Chinese New Year

The people of Surbiton made Chinese lanterns for the year of the tiger. Image: Royal Star and Garter

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Residents and staff at every Royal Star and Garter home across the country put up decorations to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 1. Gold and yellow flags and streamers were erected to welcome the Year of the Tiger.

At his home in Surbiton, London, locals made Chinese lanterns and decorated hats.

In the afternoon, they participated in a Year of the Tiger Quiz and an adapted Tai Chi session with traditional Chinese music.

In High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, residents took part in Chinese-themed word games and bingo, while in Solihull, West Midlands, there were also fun activities around Chinese New Year for the enjoyment of residents.

All three houses served delicious lunches, which included fried rice, spring rolls, hoisin duck, shredded beef, fortune cookies and shrimp crackers.

The charity celebrates special days throughout the calendar, such as British Patron Saints, Burns Night, Pancake Day and Halloween, as part of its varied wellness programme.

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