Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

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Custom House Quay (IFSC), North Dock, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Feb 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM - Feb 17, 2019 6:00:00 PM
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Chinese New Year begins this year on 1st February 2019 Celebrating the Year of the Pig there are lots of events over the next two weeks including family crafts, dancing, art, spring fair and much more. Friday February 1st is Dumpling Day. The tradition in China during the Chinese New Year is to make dumplings with all the family, from the very young to the very old and everyone gets stuck in. Visit Asia Market for a delicious dumpling tasting experience. Come and taste Kimchi filled dumplings from Korea, Chicken and Vegetable Gyoza from Japan, Pork and Chinese Chive dumplings from China and many more. Learn how to wrap and make your own traditional savoury dumplings with our live demo throughout the day. On Friday 16th February, UCD Confucius Institute will welcome the warrior monks from Songshan Shaolin Temple and the award-winning Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theatre to the Convention Centre Dublin for a spectacular New Year’s Day gala performance. The hugely popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building with a jam-packed two-day programme of free family-friendly entertainment on February 9th & 10th. Inspired by Chinese temple fairs, or ‘Miaohui’, the event combines performances, workshops, storytelling with Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and more, screenings, demonstrations and games, plus tasty food stalls and special appearances by international visitors. Come along and have your face painted, marvel at the Chinese dragon and lion performances, take part in an authentic Chinese tea ceremony, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, and share your hopes for the Year of the Pig with the Wishing Tree. EPIC will be joining in the celebrations taking place at CHQ, as part of Spring Festival Fair on Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb! They’ll be hosting a programme of fun, free events in their screening room. They’re also offering 50% off admission to the museum by using promo code YEAROFPIG online (valid 1st – 18th February)....

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