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This morning.

Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliand with  Yuna Park (above second right) and Ember Delap (above right), both dressed in traditional Hanbok, with a tiger from Flower City Dragon & Lion Dance Association to mark the launch of the programme for Dublin Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger.

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A short by Oscar-nominated Chinese animator Siqi Song centres around her family’s New Year’s Eve tradition and the comforting thought of home, when you’re far from it. To wit:

On Chinese New Year, finding the coin hidden in a dumpling (Jiaozi) brings good luck. A girl loses a jar on her journey to a new country, which contains the lucky coins she has been collecting growing up. Her new life begins with a search for the coin.




Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7.

Top from left: Qing Ying Chen, Zhi Yuan Lin and Chu Fei Lin (and dragon chum) celebrate the announcement of the programme for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival at Dublin’s iconic Fruit and Vegetable Market

DCNYF runs from Friday, January 24– Monday, February 10, 2020 and will celebrate the Year of the Rat.

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

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This afternoon.

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland H.E.Yue Xiaoyong (above) holds a piglet at the programme announcement for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019 – The Year of the Pig.

DCNYF aims to develop and showcase the best of Swino-Hibernian culture in Ireland with 80+ events for everyone to enjoy, running from February 1 – 17.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Earth Pig is a year of fortune and luck.

Dublin Chinese New Year

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This morning.

Leon writes:

The Chinese New Year committee came out to Temple Bar and the Millenium Bridge to launch the Chinese New Year Festival 2015,  ‘The year of the Sheep’ with sheeps and sheep sculptures. The Festival will take place in Dublin from February 8-14 For Festival information seelink below or follow or Twitter (@dcnyf) for regular updates.

From top: Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Luke Wang (age 7), along with Amy Yin Zhang; Luke and Amy with friend; Luke; from left: Fiona Hughes, Niamh O’Hare and Aine Roddy; Unidentified dog owner.

Chinese New Year in Ireland (Cny.ie)

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Scenes from Puccini’s opera Turandot performed in celebration of the Chinese New Year at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar in Dublin at the weekend.

Sylvia O’Brien as Turandot, Declan Kelly as Pong, James Nelson as Calàf, Simon Morgan as Ping and Sandra Oman as Liu.

There will be a reciprocal performance of Darby O’Gill and the Little People in Tiananmen Square on March 17th.


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To mark the Chinese new year, which starts on Monday (it’s the dragon’s turn))

By Vavara Shavrova:

This is an excerpt from a time lapse sequence of over 1500 photographs that follows the transformation of a Peking Opera male actor into a gorgeous female character. I shot this in my studio, on a top floor of a warehouse building, in an old part of Beijing, where I used to live between 2005-2010.


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