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Oct19

Dear Asia London Mahjong Club

When:
Where:DA Aldgate Centre
Do you know how to play Mahjong? It’s the Chinese dominos game that you might have seen on TV or in the movie. There must be a reason why it’s so popular in Asia. Well, we can only think of one – it’s fun!
 
Due to popular demand, we are going to organise Mahjong Club regularly to welcome players of all levels. Come and join us for a fun Saturday afternoon, playing Mahjong with many other people for language exchange or cultural talks.

Event Invitation

Mahjong is a tile-based game that’s been played in Asia for over 300 years and is gaining global popularity. Although it might take time to master, it’s fairly easy to learn the basics.

We will teach you how to play Mahjong if you are new to the game. The whole demonstration of how to play will be 30mins. Then you can play with other players on your own. If you are a master already, our regular gatherings provide the perfect setting to showcase your skills, learn new strategies, and enjoy the thrill of the game.

This club not only offer thrilling games but also provide a social space to share stories, discuss strategies, and build lasting connections. The tiles are set, the strategy is brewing, and we can’t wait to roll the dice with you!

Details of the event
  • Date: 19th October (Saturday)
  • Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Where:  DA Aldgate Center
  • Who: All are welcome! 
  • How much: £30
  • What is included: Our expert Chinese team member will teach you the rules and how to play this exciting game. All the materials will be provided.

Cultural introduction

Mahjong, originating from China during the Qing dynasty, is a game deeply entrenched in cultural tradition and symbolism. Its name, meaning “sparrow” in Chinese, reflects its early association with the chirping of birds. Over the centuries, Mahjong has evolved into a beloved pastime enjoyed by millions worldwide. Its intricately designed tiles, adorned with symbols from Chinese mythology and daily life, hold deep cultural significance. Mahjong is not just a game of skill and strategy; it is a reflection of social dynamics and familial traditions. Played during festivals, family gatherings, and special occasions, Mahjong serves as a means of bonding and socializing among friends and relatives. Beyond entertainment, Mahjong embodies the values of etiquette, humility, and respect for tradition. Today, it continues to captivate players of all ages and backgrounds, bridging cultural divides and fostering a sense of camaraderie through shared enjoyment of this timeless game.

October 19 @ 3:30 pm 5:00 pm BST