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Beijing Performers Join Dublin Lunar New Year Festival at Carnival of Culture

What is the Lunar New Year Festival? 

Dublin City Council’s Dublin Lunar New Year Festival strives to broaden and grow its engagement with all communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year, which include China, Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. the Dublin Lunar New Year associated events programme is an opportunity to be part of the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year in Europe.

The Carnival of Culture

There will be a family-friendly daytime celebration on both the north and south sides of the city on the 11th of February from 12pm to 5pm. This will include various on-street experiences such as Chinese storytelling, and free sampling of Asian cuisine. There will also be entertainment on the street such as Chinese singers, dragon & lion dance, face-painting for kids, dragon-themed games and a procession from Grafton St, Drury St to Capel Street.  

This year, there will also be a live performance group from Beijing. This performances will include traditional instruments, a Diabolo performance, authentic Chinese traditional dance, and face chasing. 

Ensemble of Traditional Instruments
Focusing on traditional musical instruments and emphasizing the combination of music, literature, poetry, etc., a unique Chinese cultural and artistic style has been formed.
Musical instruments: Erhu, Dizi, Pipa, Zhongruan

Xinyang Liu (Dizi)

Xinjia Wang (Pipa)

Wenfang Fan (Guzheng)

Zhongqiong Kang (Erhu)

Sichuan Opera’s Heavenly Maidens Scattered Flowers
The perfect combination of dance and Sichuan opera showcases the essence of traditional Chinese culture.

Wang Mengsha

Diabolo performance
The performance of playing diabolo is not only skillful, but also full of emotions and changes, and is deeply loved by the audience.

Sichuan Opera Face Changing
Face-changing is a stunt performance in traditional Chinese drama. Performance skills enable actors to instantly present different characters and expressions by quickly changing masks or makeup.

 Sugar Painting

Sugar painting is a traditional Chinese folk art that was done on by street vendors and at fairs for people to take away and eat. The most common subjects are animals.

It is a form of traditional Chinese folk art using hot, liquid sugar to create two dimensional objects on a marble or metal surface.


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