Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2011 - The Year Of The Rabbit
YEAR OF THE RABBIT: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Are you a Rabbit person?
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are:
Rabbit people have excellent taste they are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and they seldom lose their temper.
Today I visited the New Year carnival at Wolfe Tone Park beside the Jervis shopping centre in Dublin. Unfortunately it was ruined by very wet weather. If my memory serves me well the weather was also a problem last year. I would suggest that in future a different venue should be used.
Building on the success of Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) organised a series of events, including the carnival mentioned above, to celebrate the year of the Rabbit, in the 4709th year of the Chinese calendar. The organizers are keen to celebrate Sino-Irish relations and to promote integration by showcasing Chinese culture and heritage to a new and wider audience.
This year the organizers launched a Chinese Film Festival with the world premier of a great epic "Blood Oath" and it is hoped that this film festival will develop into a strong annual celebration of Chinese film.
They also organized the events listed below:
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February, 2nd & 9th March:
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Lunchtime Lecture Series Old China, New China - and Us
February 3rd – 14th
Chinese Voices - Dublin Lives
February 4rd – 13th
The DCNYF Chinese Film Festival.
Chinese Games for children of Our Lady of Immaculate N.S.,
Chinese Plants – Irish Roots, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Voices from China: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2
Sino Irish Business Seminar - Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council
Thursday 8.30am – 2pm.
Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats - Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin
A beginners guide to collecting antique Chinese porcelain - Buswells Hotel
Chester Beatty Library
Sunday 13 February 2-3pm for everyone – mah jong demonstration
14th and 15th February:
Chinese State Circus: Helix DCU
For event specific information you should visit: