A Glasgow care home celebrated Chinese New Year this week with a host of special activities. 

Residents at Haydale Care Home in the Tollcross area of the city, took part in a Chinese taster session to celebrate the event - which included sweet and sour curry, fried rice, prawn crackers, prawn toast and spring rolls. 

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Some residents even tried Chinese bubble tea for the first time - which got mixed reactions.

Resident Grace McKenna joked: "It doesn't have the same effect as whiskey." 

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Residents also took part in various arts and craft sessions which included making their own fans with a Chinese symbol of their choosing, as well as learning some popular phrases like good morning and goodbye in the language. 

Resident Ella McLeish said: "I can't believe I am still learning new things at my age."

The session was hosted by wellbeing coordinator Isabel Cummings, who said: "It's important we celebrate other cultures and introduce residents to experiences they may not of had the chance to do." 

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Chinese New Year 2024 will take place on Saturday, February 10. 

This year the animal sign is the Dragon. 

To find out more about Haydale, click HERE