Dublin Chinese New Year Festival
Chinese New Year begins this year on 16th February.
Celebrating the Year of the Dog there are lots of events over the next two weeks including family crafts, dancing, art, spring fair and much more.
On Friday 16th the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History in Collins Barracks will run a special art workshop for families from 14:30-16:00. The workshop will explore Chinese art styles, including traditional illustration styles and calligraphy. All the materials will be provided at the workshop, however you will need to book ahead to ensure your place.
Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museum will celebrate with some very special arts & crafts workshops on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th where children will use their personal creativity to make their very own Chinese Dragon Puppet for them to take home and celebrate with!
The hugely popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building with a jam-packed two-day programme of free family-friendly entertainment on Sunday 24th & 25th.
Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this year’s spectacular event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of canine-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive workshops, suitable for all ages.
Activities include Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knots, Chinese paper cutting, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Chinese tea ceremonies, red-envelope workshops, ping pong, face-painting, dog figure-making workshops and fairground rides.
Performances/demos include Chinese fashion show, Lion and Unicorn dancers, Chinese traditional dance, Qi Gong and Tai Chi demos, traditional Chinese sugar-painting and more.
Stalls will offer traditional Chinese food (hot and cold), plus drinks, books, and special crafts and goods from Yunan.
DCNYF is excited to welcome some very special international guests to this year’s event, so make sure to mark the dates in your diary!