Chinese New Year Festival | Dublin

melaka dragonYear of the Dragon in Malacca, Malaysia

This Friday January 31st, it will be time to ring in the Chinese New Year. It is under the sign of the Horse, which is apparently a good thing as it is a symbol of luck.
Dublin is celebrating this event with a festival for the 7th year, evidence that the Chinese Community holds a place close to the Capital’s heart. And as it is the year of the horse, it will also be the opportunity to reflect on the role this animal plays in Irish culture.
The festival will be held over a period of two weeks with a plethora of events such as lectures, storytelling, exhibitions, concerts, dumpling tastings, sport tournaments, workshops, etc…
The star of the show will undoubtedly be the carnival taking place in Temple Bar this Sunday, with traditional lion & dragon dances.
It will be my first time checking out the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival so I’m pretty pumped. I actually meant to go last year but it was raining cats and dogs, so let’s hope that the luck of the horse keeps the clouds away this week-end!

Practical Information

Chinese New Year Festival 2014
from January 31st to February 14th
For more information and the full schedule of events, check out the Festival website.

Chinese New Year Carnival
February 2nd, 12pm – 5pm,
Meeting House Square/Temple Bar 

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