Stour Valley

Mah Jongg

We meet in each other’s houses every Friday morning to play this fascinating game so numbers are limited by the size of our venues. Mah Jong is unique in that novices and seasoned players can play together, in groups of three or four.

A tile-based game of skill, strategy and calculation, Mah Jong involves a degree of chance - unlike the Chinese, however, we don’t gamble. It uses winds, dragons, flowers and seasons it includes games with colourful names such as Four Blessings Hovering Over the Door, Gathering Plum Blossom from the Roof and Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea. It originated in China several centuries ago and is still played widely throughout Eastern and South East Asia. It was imported to the West in the 1920s and has seen a recent revival of interest.

We celebrate traditional Chinese New Year with a meal out. Currently the Year of the Pig, the Year of the Rat will commence on Saturday 25 January 2020, when we shall wish everyone 'Gung hei fa choi' (prosperity for the coming year), the Mandarin equivalent of Happy New Year.

Please contact Lucy Marshall:(01206) 323197

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