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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival


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Getting into the swing of 2015? It’s time for round two of the New Year celebration! From February 14th – 28th Dublin will mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and is often referred to as the Lunar New Year. The celebration itself is centuries old, and gains significance in its traditions which are honoured in countries around the world!

2015 brings the year of the sheep, and Dublin city will be commemorating the Chinese New Year for the 8th year running. The festival aims to showcase Chinese culture and heritage to a wider audience, while also promoting integration.

The festival programme in Dublin promises to delight – with a focus on arts, music, food, and education workshops around the city. Various Public Libraries will host arts & crafts and kiddies workshops. The  Irish Film Institute (IFI), just around the corner from us here at The Clarence,  will also be screening a Chinese classic film, ‘Spring in a Small Town,’ on Saturday the 28th.

See cny.ie for more info