Male’, Maldives, 21st January 2024 – Join the Lunar New Year festivities at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, where a week of thoughtfully curated experiences awaits to celebrate traditions and set the stage for a prosperous year ahead. Embrace the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, heralded for its promise of new beginnings and opportunities that ignite creativity, courage, confidence, and passion.
From February 9th to 15th, a variety of dining, wellness, arts, and adventure experiences are being celebrated, highlighting the global significance of the holiday with a local touch. Each day, festivities are inspired by specific themes with related activities, including:
– 9th February, Reunion Day: The warmth of togetherness is experienced at Summer Pavilion with a Reunion Dinner, where exquisite flavors and cherished moments come together in perfect harmony.
– 10th February, Lunar New Year: The mesmerizing energy and cultural vibrancy of a captivating Lion Dance Performance are embraced, adding an auspicious touch to the celebration.
– 11th February, Day of Home Return: Reflection is encouraged with a pampering, educational ladies’ skincare workshop in the morning, followed by a calming full moon yoga session in the Mystique Garden at night.
– 12th February, Stay Still & Indulge: Guests are invited to join a chef’s table wine dinner in the private dining room of Summer Pavilion, pairing fine Chinese cuisine and exceptional wines.
– 13th February, Lighting of Stove: The evening is welcomed with a specialty cocktail and captivating fire pit lighting ceremony, followed by an extravagant Maldivian-themed dinner.
– 14th February, Welcome Wealth: Palates are enriched, and culinary repertoires expanded with a hands-on dumpling cooking class.
– 15th February, Send Poverty Away: The new year begins on a positive note as guests participate in a coral regeneration workshop, learning hands-on techniques to contribute to the restoration of coral reefs and safeguard marine ecosystems.
The festivities continue throughout the week with additional activities, including:
– A Gua sha masterclass sharing the art and techniques for radiant skin using the ancient Chinese beauty ritual.
– A Lunar New Year-inspired cocktail masterclass led by an expert mixologist.
– Dragon egg painting encouraging young guests to bring mythical creatures to life through art.
– Chinese pottery workshops using ancient techniques to create timeless pieces.
– A Lunar kite festival bringing magic and color to the open sky.
– Sandbank snorkeling to explore the colorful world beneath the water’s surface.
In addition to the guidance provided by Ladies and Gentlemen through the creative workshops, wine tastings, reef explorations, and cooking classes, visiting practitioner Lei Ming assists guests in cultivating a stronger connection between mind and body through the art of Tai Chi. From February 1st to 15th, private and group Tai Chi sessions and Tai Chi Internal Kungfu Massage are offered.
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