Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019
The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) returns in 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Pig, oink!
This year, the festival is bigger and better than ever with an amazing programme of events. There’s events, workshops, talks, comedy, music, film – something for all the family. Details of the festival’s programme were announced today, January 8th 2019, showing the array of events that will run from February 1 – 17.
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Earth Pig is a year of fortune and luck, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs.
The Festival’s programme invites Dubliners of all ages to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and be part of this cultural celebration. What’s great about the festival is that the majority of the events are FREE!
You can hear world renowned guitarist Xuefei Yang or experience a unique Chinese / Irish musical collaboration between two extraordinary artists, percussionist Beibei Wang and fiddle player Danny Diamond. Take part in one of the many celebrations: explore the Spring Festival Gala or Spring Festival Fair, try your hand at Chinese Square Dancing and join in the Hill Street Family Resource Centre’s annual Chinese New Year celebration where you can learn Origami, Tai Chi and Shadow Puppetry.
Talks include an introduction to the Chinese writing system, learn more about decluttering your life from Emma Gleesonlaugh or laugh with Chinese comedian Ken Cheng.
There’s an exciting programme of films to see, while foodies can enjoy Chinese cuisine with a food extravaganza, tasting sessions and cookery demonstrations. Immerse yourself in the culture by taking an excursion / tour to learn more and culture and religion in China or meet the pigs at Dublin City Farm.
With so much on, it’s hard to fit it all in, so check out dublinchinesenewyear.com for a full list of details.
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