Dublin’s Lunar New Year: Festival announces series of events to celebrate 2022


Dublin City Council has announced the series of events that will take place to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2022 and welcome the Year of the Tiger.

Events will take place across the city, including light installations, visual arts, lectures, tours, performances and workshops.

This year’s program runs from January 28 to February 6 and features a mix of online and in-person events.

Some of the notable events on the list include K-Pop dance tutorials, storytelling workshops, and online Cantonese or Korean lessons.

The program of events will kick off with a Lunar New Year opening gala on Friday, January 28, presented by the Chinese Embassy to the Irish people and showcasing a variety of art and culture.

Many of Dublin’s buildings and landmarks will be illuminated as part of the celebrations.

In addition, the Royal Irish Academy of Music will present an online musical vignette series, highlighting talent from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.

For foodies, there will be an authentic Asian night market in Ballymount on Asia Market on February 3rd.

Guanhui Lui, 6, celebrates Chinese New Year in Dublin

At the Guinness Storehouse, audio tours in Mandarin will tell you about Guinness’ long and rich history in Asia.

The Interactive Family Events Series includes the Online K-Pop Dance Tutorial with International K-Pop Champion Sodem Solana and the Savage Family Dance Crew.

Meanwhile, there will be the Magically Appearing Tigers workshop at the Hugh Lane Gallery on January 29.

In terms of lectures and tours, the Trinity Center for Asian Studies returns to present an intriguing series of lectures for the Year of the Tiger.

For film lovers, East Asia Film Festival Ireland aims to introduce you to the best of Asian cinema.

Dublin Mayor Alison Gilliland said of the festival: “It is about coming together to wish your loved ones good health, happiness and fortune for the year to come. During another difficult winter season , we can all appreciate the importance of these cherished traditions.

“Dublin’s Lunar New Year is back with a wide variety of in-person and online events for the Year of the Tiger.

“As Dubliners, we can be proud that over the past 14 years our city has showcased the heritage and traditions of our Asian communities. This year’s vibrant arts and culture festival brings light and pleasure to our city during the months of January and February. “

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