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Ridgefield, NJ – (February 20, 2019) The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBR) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Northern New Jersey chapter partnered together for the 3rd year in celebration of the Lunar New Year. This year both organizations celebrated the year of the pig in a grandeurs style. The event took place at the Canton Palace in Ridgefield, NJ. Guests where introduced and immersed in the culture as they were presented with the traditional 10 course Chinese meal ceremony.

Each platter that was served represented a symbol of good luck and good fortune for all during the year of the pig. In addition to the dinner presentation, guest also got the chance to experience the traditional lion dance. This is a traditional dance that has been embedded in China as well as other Asian countries as a cultural dance ceremony that brings about good fortune. The dance is generally performed during the Lunar New Year celebration.

Kathleen Houston, GBR Global Business Council Chair stated, “Networking with AREAA & GBR  Members at Canton Palace, celebrating the Lunar New Year of The Pig, with a 10 Course Traditional Chinese Dinner and the Traditional Lion Dance was educational & delicious! To All our Members, Gung hay fat choy!”

Year after year, REALTORS® not only from Bergen County, but from the tristate area participate and attend this special event that brings about not only the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the globe, but also educate on the different cultures and traditions that make up this diverse melting pot that is Bergen County and neighboring areas.

The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBR) is a not-for-profit trade organization that serves more than 7,500 REALTOR® members in Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. GBR is dedicated to enhancing the business opportunities of its membership by providing them with industry information, political advocacy and education opportunities.

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