Are You Ready For Some Monkey Business?

Join Monkeys, Dragons and Lions as the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Lights up the City! Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh today launched one of the most colourful and creative festivals in Dublin’s calendar, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, as it gets ready to return on the 6th February. For two weeks Dublin will transform into a city of carnivals, culture, celebration and Chinese dragons as the Chinese welcome the Year of the Monkey.

The ninth year of this vibrant festival will be bigger than ever and will run from the 6th to the 21st of February. The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival programme is a showcase of the very best of Chinese culture in Dublin with some performers even flying all the way from China to give Dubliners a real of taste of Chinese traditions. From carnivals to cooking and singing to storytelling the programme will highlight the diverse spectrum of Chinese culture in Dublin over a packed two week schedule