In with a roar. . . Year of Tiger
WHILE THE Celtic Tiger may have stopped roaring in Ireland, the Chinese are to celebrate the Year of the Tiger here.
2010 has been deemed the year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar, and to celebrate the start of the country's new year, Dublin is to hold a Chinese New Year Festival from February 12-21. Now in its third year, the event is held as a way of acknowledging relations between Ireland and China and showcasing the Asian country's heritage.
Details of the event were announced yesterday, with the highlight being a carnival on February 14, when the Chinese New Year officially begins.
Interactive art workshops, food and craft stalls and authentic Chinese performances will form part of the carnival, as well as a performance from a Shanghai University musical and dance troupe.Full details can be found on www.dublin.ie/cny