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Year of the Monkey swings into life with parades and parties

Published 19/01/2016 | 02:30

Ribbon dancers Linjia Zheng (5) and Christina Chang (15) Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Ribbon dancers Linjia Zheng (5) and Christina Chang (15) Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Dublin Lord Mayor Criona Ni Dhalaigh with dancer Linjia Zheng Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The ninth annual Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will return to the streets of the capital city on February 6.

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For two weeks, the city will be ablaze with colour as the Year of the Monkey is ushered in. The Le Cool Chinese Experience Walking Tour will take guests through the Chinese community in Dublin while Meet the Monkeys Workshop at Dublin Zoo will encourage guests to get up, close and personal with primates. Musician Wu Wei Sheng will perform with harpist Andreja Malir in The Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle.

Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh launched the festival yesterday with the help of Christina Chang (15) and Linjia Zheng (5), from Dublin. The full programme of events is available on www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Irish Independent

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