Friday 16th February marks the start of the Chinese New Year. The traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar!
The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns with 2 weeks of events, films, talks, music and dance taking place across the city. Themed around the Year of the Dog, it aims to broaden our understanding of Chinese culture and celebrate our Sino-Irish relationships too.
Credit: William Murphy from Dublin, Ireland
What's the Year of the Dog?
Following on from the Year of the Rooster, 2018 introduces the eleventh Chinese Zodiac sign symbolising Fortune and Personality.
If you were born in the Year of the Dog, here are some fun facts...
Traits: Loyal, Courageous, Romantic, Lively
Lucky Colours: Green, Purple, Red
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Flowers: Rose, Oncidium, Cymbidium Orchids
Here are just some of the things to expect over the 2-week celebrations...
- Buildings across Dublin lighting up red
- Chinese New Year Food Extravaganza
- Spring Festival Gala
- Tasting Tours
- Year of the Dog Tour
Dublin will be transformed into a stunning and colourful hub of delicious food, traditional art and amazing music, so don't miss out!
Take a look at the full programme of events here.