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Various locations, Friday 1st February - Sunday 17th February
Sow-prise! Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns, welcoming Year of the Pig.
Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will mark the Year of the Pig with a two week programme of events from Feb 1st – 17th 2019. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which began in 2008, so this year we celebrate the final zodiac animal – The Pig! The programme will include talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family-friendly events inviting all ages to be part of this cultural celebration. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture as Dublin City celebrates!
Festival highlights include:
- The ever-popular Spring Festival Fair, a two-day family fun fair inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, on Sat Feb 9th & 10th.
- The Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2019 will take place on Saturday, Feb 16th from 7.30pm – 9pm at the Convention Centre Dublin. Adding to the artistic diversity of traditional Chinese dance, arts and instrument performances, the gala will also feature acrobatics, Peking opera and the world heritage act of sword dance.
- World-renowned guitarist Xuefei Yang will perform in Dublin as part of the celebrations, on Sunday, Feb 17th at 3pm at the Freemason's Hall.
- Friday 1st February - Sunday 17th February
- Dublin, Ireland