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Chinese New Year in Dublin

Posted: Feb. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Year of the Snake in Dublin
Tim O'Brien

The year of the snake began this past February 10th and celebrations in Dublin where absolutely wild. Not only Chinese but also people of all races welcomed the Chinese New Year. Events of this type are great because they help show the diversity of the country.

Dublin joined cities across the globe this weekend in celebrating the Chinese New Year and welcoming the Year of the Snake. Established in 2008, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is now a major event in the city's cultural calendar with a Chinese film festival at the Lighthouse cinema, seminars and a lecture series for businesses, and a carnival in Temple Bar, among other attractions.

Even the miserable weather couldn't dispel the sense of occasion in Temple Bar as revellers enjoyed traditional dragon and lion dances. Activities included arts and music programmes, martial arts and sports displays. 


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