Rooster-themed entertainment, activities, arts and crafts, suitable for people of all ages. Come try your hand at Chinese chess and calligraphy, marvel at martial arts displays and musical performances, or sample the delicious Chinese food and drink on offer at our Spring Festival stalls.
Come enjoy special short-film screenings, glamorous fashion shows and a spectacular shadow puppetry performance. Adding to the carnival atmosphere will be colourful dragon and lion dancers.

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the world of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting by two esteemed experts in their respective fields. “Calligraphy is sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients.

Chinese Lantern and Paper-Cutting Craft
Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival. Join the workshop and you can hang your own creation

Chinese Knotting Art
As a decorative handicraft art originated from Tang Dynasty, it is rich and intricate in their symbolism of good luck and a prosperous life. It is gaining popularity in the western and oriental fashion world, so come and make your own signature fashion accessories.

Chinese Go Board Game
Experience a game that stretches back 5,500 years. Come and challenge yourself with the oldest board game that are still continuously played today at all corners of the world.

Chinese Tea Ceremony
Tea remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Discover the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out the art and philosophy of drinking tea.

Chinese Tai Chi with Grandmaster Sam Lee
Tai chi is a perfect combination of Chinese dialectic ideology, art and martial arts. Come and experience this quintessential Chinese sports that aims to cultivate shape, breath, strength and the spirit of the human body.

Jumping Clay Model Making: Rooster Model making
Jumping Clay is brand new to Dublin and caters for mini-modellers to master modellers, suitable for ages 3+ to 93! Come along to start your Chinese New Year animal collectables. This year creating and taking home a Rooster.

Face Painting
Transform yourself in to a Rooster, Lion or Chinese Geisha by one of our very talented face painting artists

Ping Pong
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, and 2016 Rio Olympics China won all possible gold medals. Why don’t you give it a try and steal some tips from one of our invigilators from the UCD Confucius Ping Pong team ?

Chinese Fashion Show
The Chinese Cheongsam association will be hosting a one hour live show full of dance, singing, music and the best of traditional Chinese fashion. Come be blown away by the best Chinese cultural offerings the Spring Festival Fair has to offer.

  • Venue The chq Building, Custom House Quay
    Date Sun 5 Feb 2017
    Time 12pm – 5pm
    Fee Free. No booking required.
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