Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) 2020

The Year of the Rat

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) year-on-year celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the Sino/Irish relationship.  The 2020 programme celebrates The Year of the Rat and marks the 13th year of this internationally recognised festival. With Chinese New Year’s Day falling on Saturday 25th of January 2020, the festival plans to deliver a high profile cultural and celebratory programme to mark this significant date in the Chinese Calendar.

The program includes a number of different activities:

Dublin Goes Red for Chinese New Year:

  • Various Venues
  • 23 -26 Jan
  • Various Times
  • Free

Spring Festival Fair:

  • Dublin City Fruit & Vegetable Market, Mary’s Lane
  • 25 -26 Jan
  • 11:00 – 18:00 (Sat) & 11:00 – 17:00 (Sun)
  • Free

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tours:

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • 26 Jan
  • 12:00
  • €8 – €16.50
  • Book Here

Asian Market Food Tours:

  • Asia Market
  • Sun 26 Jan / Sat 8 Feb
  • 12:00
  • €20 (Limited tickets)
  • SOLD OUT

Whiskey Tasting and Tour in Mandarin:

  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Sun 26 Jan / Sun 2 Feb
  • 14:30
  • €5
  • Book Here

Music and the Collections:

  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
  • Sun 26 Jan
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • €8/€5
  • Book Here

Family Sketching Workshop:

  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
  • Sun 26 Jan
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • Free

How Are Chinese Migrants Adapting to Life in Ireland?:

  • St. Laurence’s – TU Dublin Grangegorman
  • Mon 27 Jan
  • 18:30
  • Free
  • Register Here

Traditional Chinese Dress Banquet:

  • Good World Restaurant
  • Tue 28 Jan
  • 13:00 – 15:00 / 18:30 – 20:30
  • €35.01
  • Book Here

A Century of Chinese Children: Little Friends in a Changing World:

  • Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Tue 28 Jan
  • 18:00 – 19:00
  • Free
  • Register Here

Traditional Chinese Banquet with Eeight Regional Cuisines of China:

  • Good World Restaurant

  • Wed 29 Jan
  • 13:00 – 15:00 / 18:30 – 20:30
  • €35.01
  • Book Here

A Simple Life (2011):

  • Chester Beatty
  • Wed 29 Jan
  • 17:45 (118 Mins)
  • Free

Data Protection and Privacy in Eighteenth Century China:

Xīnnián Chinese Cocktail Masterclass:

  • Opium
  • Wed 29 Jan
  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • €27.55
  • Book Here

Chinese New Year Sichuan Style Banquet:

  • The Vintage Teapot
  • Thu 30 Jan
  • 19:00
  • €35 including tea / coffee
  • Book Here

Dumpling Day at Asia Market:

  • Asia Market
  • Fri 31 Jan
  • 12:00 – 17:30
  • Free

Kildare Village Welcomes Chinese New Year:

  • Kildare Village
  • Sat 1 & Sun 2 Feb
  • 11:00 – 17:00
  • Free

爱尔兰国家美术馆导览:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Sat 1 Feb
  • 11:30
  • FULLY BOOKED

Chinese New Year Food Extravaganza at Asia Market – Drury Street:

  • Asia Market
  • Sat 1 Feb / Sun 2 Feb
  • 12:00 – 17:30
  • Free

Chinese New Year Food Extravaganza at Asia Market – Ballymount:

  • Asia Market
  • Sat 1 Feb / Sun 2 Feb
  • 12:00 – 17:30
  • Free

Asian Flavours Walking Tour:

  • Meet at The Spire
  • Sat 1 Feb & Sat 8 Feb
  • 13:30
  • SOLD OUT

National Gallery of Ireland Tour in Mandarin:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Sat 1 Feb
  • FULLY BOOKED

Chinese Square Dancing:

  • Wolfe Tone Square
  • Sat 1 Feb
  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • Free

Decorative Lantern Making:

  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
  • Sat 1 Feb
  • 14:00 – 15:00
  • Free

Lunch Tour in Mandarin at IMMA:

  • IMMA
  • Sat 1 Feb
  • 14:30
  • Free

Chinese New Year of the Rat Workshop:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Sun 2 Feb
  • 11:30 – 13:30
  • Free

Explorer Workshop at IMMA:

  • IMMA
  • Sun 2 Feb
  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • Free

The Secret of Nimh (1982):

  • Chester Beatty
  • Sun 2 Feb
  • 14:00 (82 Mins)
  • Free

Dumpling Making Workshop:

  • The Vintage Teapot
  • Sun 2 Feb / Sun 9 Feb
  • SOLD OUT

Masters in the Forbidden City:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Sun 2 Feb
  • 15:00 (84 Mins)
  • Free

Taste of China Food Tour:

  • Meet at Sichuan Chilli King
  • Sun 2 Feb
  •  €54.23
  • Book Here

A Man with Rat-Like Eyes: How Chinese Speakers Swear:

  • Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Mon 3 Feb
  • 18:00 – 19:00
  • Free
  • Register Here

Hot Pot Night:

  • Lao Restaurant
  • Tue 4 Feb
  • 18:30
  • €25
  • Book Here

Looking at Ireland from China:

  • National Library of Ireland
  • Tue 4 Feb
  • 18:30 – 19:30
  • Free
  • Register Here

Animal Flow:

  • Chester Beatty
  • Wed 5 Feb
  • 18:00 – 18:30
  • SOLD OUT

Chop Suey and Other Inventions the History of Chinese Overseas:

  • Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Wed 5 Feb
  • 18:00 – 19:00
  • Free
  • Register Here

Happy New Year Rats! – Pre-School Children:

  • Chester Beatty
  • Thu 6 Feb
  • 13:10
  • Free

Traditional Chinese Art Workshop with Artist Chen Hu:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Thu 6 Feb
  • 18:00 – 20:00
  • SOLD OUT

Animal Symbolism in Chinese Art (6 Week Course):

  • The Vintage Teapot
  • Thu 6 Feb / Thu 13 Feb /Thu 20 Feb / Thu 27 Feb / Thu 5 Mar / Thu 12 Mar
  • 18:30 – 20:30
  • €180 (€150 concession)
  • Book Here

To the Far Side of the Moon – China’s Space Programme:

Chinese New Year Cantonese Style Banquet:

  • The Vintage Teapot
  • Thu 6 Feb
  • 19:00
  • €35 including tea / coffee
  • Book Here

An Insight into Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture:

 

  • National Library of Ireland
  • Fri 7 Feb
  • 15:30 – 16:30
  • Free
  • To register please email ireland-events@open.ac.uk or call 01 678 5399.

Evelyn Mok: Stand Up Comedy:

  • The International Comedy Club
  • Fri 7 / Sat 8 Feb
  • 18:30 – 19:30
  • €10 / €8
  • Book Here

The Language of Art – Teens 12-17:

Shop and Cook with China Sichuan:

  • Asia Market
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 12:00 – 14:30
  • SOLD OUT

The Dragon and the Flaming Pearl – Children 6 -11:

  • Chester Beatty
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 14:00 – 15:30
  • Free – Limited to 20 children per session

Our China Town:

  • Dublin City Hall
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • €8 / €5
  • Book Here

Chinese New Year cocktails with Chinnery Gin;

  • The Little Pig – Secret Location
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 17:00 – 19:00
  • €40
  • Book Here

Chinese New Year – Dancing Dragon, Rat or Lion Puppet Making Workshop for 7-10 Year Old:

  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 14:00 – 15:30
  • Book Here

CSSA Chinese New Year Celebration 2020:

  • Venue TBC
  • Sat 8 Feb
  • 18:30 – 20:30
  • Free – To register please contact CSSA on FB or by email at cssa.ucd@gmail.com

Rats and Cats in Chinese Art: Chinese Painting Workshop:

  • The Lab, Foley Street
  • Sun 9 Feb
  • 12:00 – 14:00 / 15:00 – 17:00
  • €20 / €16
  • Book Here

Alice’s Chinese Food Tour:

  • Meet at Duck Restaurant, Fade Street
  • Sun 9 Feb
  • 12:00 – 15:00
  • €50
  • Book Here

Lin Jin and I: Painting Workshop:

  • Chester Beatty
  • Sun 9 Feb
  • 12:15 – 16:15
  • €45
  • Book Here

Xuefei Yang in Concert:

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Sun 9 Feb
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • €5 – €20
  • Book Here

Chinese New Year Bilingual Tour:

  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
  • Sun 9 Feb
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • Free

Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2020:

  • The Convention Centre Dublin
  • Mon 10 Feb
  • 19:30 – 21:30
  • €10 – €25 (Earlybird offer available)
  • Book Here

 

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