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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) returns in February 2019 to celebrate the Year Of The Pig,  bringing the festival full circle as the Pig is the 12th animal appearing in the Chinese zodiac wheel.  In preparation of the 12th edition, DCNYF seeks applications from organisations and individuals interested in hosting their own event as part of the 2019 Festival’s associated events programme.

To be eligible to apply, associated events must celebrate the Chinese New Year, Sino-Irish relations and celebrate cultures that observe the Lunar New Year or the Year of the Pig.

Celebrations for the Year of the Pig will take place  from 1 – 17 February 2019. Interested parties are invited to visit here for further information and terms & conditions.

The festival will feature signature events featuring all art forms from film, talks and visual art to music, dance and sport over a two-week period. Traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities will be at the heart of the festival including festivities and ceremonies, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, culinary delights, arts and crafts, chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children’s events.

With an audience in excess 16,000 in 2018, the Dublin Chinese New Year associated events programme is an opportunity for you to be part of the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year in Europe.

Established in 2008, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) year-on-year celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the Sino/Irish relationship.  Earlier this year the festival  celebrated The Year of the Dog and marked the 11th year of this internationally recognised festival.  With Chinese New Year’s Day falling on Tuesday 5th of February 2019, the festival plans to deliver a high profile cultural and celebratory programme to mark this significant date in the Chinese Calendar. Dublin will also continue to build on its twinning agreement with Beijing signed in 2011 and Dublin Airport Authority twinning with Beijing Airport established in 2013.

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