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 The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

Venue: Across the City Centre Website: http://www.dublincity.ie   Price: FREE Date: February 1st– 14th Time: various

Building on the success of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) in the past three years the DCNYF committee is delighted to launch the 2011 festival celebrating the year of the rabbit, in the 4709th year of the Chinese calendar. DCNYF are committed to celebrating Sino-Irish relations as well as showcasing Chinese culture and heritage to a new and wider audience while promoting integration. In 2010 a key project “Chinese Voices; Dublin Lives” proved very successful and was shown to thousands at the Irish Pavilion in the World Expo in Shanghai… One highlight of this year’s festival includes the launch of a new Chinese Film Festival with the world premier of a great epic: “Blood Oath”. Additional activities include: a Chinese Carnival; various public lectures on a wide variety of topics; a film exhibition; performances by the Chinese State Circus; a special Chinese-Irish Business Seminar and Chinese Arts & Crafts Workshops. The DCNYF hope that this festival will grow into a strong annual celebration of Chinese film. Also a focus: forging new expressions of culture with national institutions; engaging with emerging new media; and exploring the rich and intricate connections between China and Ireland. During these challenging times the DCNYF Committee hope the calm, gentle, loving, but very ambitious energy of the Rabbit will support Irish and Chinese cities.  This is your Festival. This is your city. Welcome to the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2011. May the year bring you blessings of great fortune!

Zhong Guo Nian!

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