Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let your Tiger loose this Valentines Day at the Dublin Chinese New Years Festival Carnival

Dublin’s Chinese New Year Festival Carnival takes place in Wolfe Tone Park, Jervis St, between 12 noon and 7pm on Sunday 14th of February. This year’s Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Tiger and coincides with Valentine’s Day.

This vibrant carnival is a highlight of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) which runs from 12 to 21st February. Some of the Carnival attractions include:

Shanghai University dance troupe perform Chinese ribbon and sword dances
Chinese dragon and lion dances
Tai chi and martial arts displays
Sample a little bit of China at food and craft stalls, or even better, take part in the festival’s interactive art workshops
Ferris wheel and entertainment

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Emer Costello says “The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Carnival is a great opportunity for the many Chinese people living in Dublin to showcase their unique and special culture and to celebrate their welcome place in Dublin society.”

Amy- Yin Zhang of DCNYF says “New Year is the most important festival for over 1 ¼ billion Chinese people all over the world. The Dublin carnival celebrates not just the fact that we are Chinese but also that we live here in Dublin and want to share our culture with other Dubliners. Zhong Guo Nian!’


Notes to Editor:

Dublin Chinese Festival New Year’s Carnival is presented by Dublin City Council in association with Vodafone Ireland

Other festival highlights include:

Sino-Celtic Love – a century of fashion: 6th to 21st February, Treasury Holdings Building
Telling Images of China: 12th February to 2nd May Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
Gallery of Photography Exhibition: Reading the Self, Reading the Others , 14th to 20th February
Reading the Self, Reading the Others: 14th to 20th February, 15-19 Essex Street West, Temple Bar (Photography exhibition and cross community conversation)

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