The Honouring of Age and Musicians luncheon is exclusively for descendants over 80 years old, attracting 44 people this year.
Organiser and pub owner Gillian Seymour says the age restriction is mainly to limit numbers, due to the size of the dining room in the hotel.
The centrepiece of the event is the traditional whisky cake and Kochen, a traditional Czech cheesecake which tops off the dinner every year.
The meal finished off a solid weekend of celebrations in Puhoi, with a dance at the town hall and commemorative events.
Puhoi Historical Society president Sheryll Titford says there are now more than 21,000 registered Bohemian descendants.
Meanwhile Sheryll says the society is “back to square one” in it’s hunt for a permanent site for the Puhoi Bohemian Museum as Auckland Council is unlikely to accept an application to use land on Ahuroa Road, opposite Puhoi Motors on the Puhoi River.
The museum is currently housed in a building owned by the Catholic Church but its collection has outgrown the space and the lease for the museum has expired.
“Sooner or later we will get something. The passion is still there.”
Sheryll says they are looking at other sites in the area but they are also limited by a restriction in the Puhoi Structure Plan, which prevents two-storied buildings in the village.