Hop along to the Dublin Chinese New Year Carnival and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

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The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Edie Wynne, will join Dublin’s Chinese community and their local neighbours and friends to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit at the Dublin Chinese New Year Carnival on Saturday 5th February.

 The festival takes place at Wolfe Tone Park, Jervis Street, from 12 noon till 5pm.  It is presented by Dublin City Council and Dublin Chinese New Year Festival committee. The carnival includes authentic Chinese performances with dragon and lion dances, tai chi and martial arts displays, children’s storytelling and art workshops, traditional and contemporary Chinese music and a Chinese rock band! 


“This is a great opportunity to meet Dublin’s Chinese community and join well over a billion Chinese people around the world in celebrating the Year of the Rabbit”

said the Deputy Lord Mayor.


The carnival is the headline event in the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and one of a number of family-friendly events taking place around Dublin city during the Chinese New Year Festival which runs until 14th February. Other event’s include an art workshop at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Asian Animal Trail at Dublin Zoo, storytelling, craft and animation workshops at Dublin City Public Libraries and the best in Chinese animation and film at the Dublin Chinese Film Festival.

Full details of the Chinese New Year events taking place in Dublin are available on www.dublin.ie/cny




Notes to the Editor

  • 12 noon – ‘Welcome the Rabbit’
  • 12-12.30 – Chinese Children’s Stories at Dublin City Public Libraries Learning Bus
  • 12-1pm – Lion Dance and martial arts performances on main stage
  • 1.15pm – Tai Chi workshop
  • 2pm – CSSA Dance Group perform
  • 2-2.30 – Chinese and Irish children’s stories in Dublin City Public Libraries Learning Bus
  • 3pm – Speech by Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Edie Wynne and welcoming of Chinese Year of the Rabbit
  • 4pm – Dragon Dance
  • 4.30pm – Performance by ‘Dirty Ethics’ Rock Band
  • 5.00pm – Dragon Dance