Birthday party in Chinese family
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The memorable event for me is about my grandfather’s mother’s 92th birthday which was in the Lantern Festival ten years ago. As 92 is an important age for everyone, my parents spent three days preparing for this big day. On the day of her birthday, we booked a Chinese dinner in a restaurant in Chengdu.
At exactly 7:30pm, all of our relatives, family members and even some friends of my parents attended this party. As far as I can remember, about 40 people wished her a happy birthday. At the party, we had a quite big birthday cake with the Chinese character ” Wanshouwujiang” on it.
At the beginning of the party, we lighted the red candles and my grandfather made a speech on standing for the whole family, expressing all our gratitude to his mother for her hardworking and love on bringing up her children and grandchildren. After that, some of our relatives and friends presented so many gifts to grandmother. Later everyone joined us in wishing her a happy birthday in a birthday song around her, and we cheered each other. Then we cut and shared the birthday cake as a custom. It is said that if you share the birthday cake of an older person, you also share his or her longevity.
During this party, my grandmother was too excited to say any words only with huge happiness on her face. I remember clearly that at that time I saw the starry sky what I seldom met.
That day gave me a permanent memory. Even though my grandmother had been death for nine years, I also miss her quite a lot forever and ever.