Dublin Going Red for Lunar New Year, Plus Other Fun Events

A state building all lit up in red lights for the Chinese Lunar New Year

If you’ve wondered about how to get a slice of the celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year, we’ve you covered. There is lots happening in Dublin, but we will start with lights, and red at that.

Dublin Lunar New Year is lighting the city red in celebration of the the Lunar New Year. You will find that many recognisable buildings and landmarks will be lighting up red from 21st – 29th January 2023. These include:

  • Dublin City Hall
  • Pearse Lyons Distillery
  • Dublin Civic Offices
  • National Concert Hall
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Carrolls on Westmoreland Street
  • Sin É pub

But there’s plenty more. For example, a Chinese New Year concert, an online talk about traditional Chinese architecture, an opportunity to explore at the National Museum of Ireland ‘A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition in both Mandarin and English’…

For those interested in food, Asia Market’s 2023 Lunar New Year festivities will kick off on Sunday 22nd January 2023 with an in-store ‘Flash In The Pan?’ panel discussion hosted by leading Food Writer and Consultant, Ali Dunworth. She will be joined on stage by Asia Market’s Commercial Director, Eva Pau, along with Chef Richie Castillo from popular Filipino food truck, Bahay, Irish Food Blogger & Content Creator, Irah Mari Pebredo ( Foodstagram.ie), and award-winning Dublin Chinese restaurant Big Fan Bao’s Owner, Robert Hayes, and Head Chef, Alex Zhang.

Three women (panellists) holding food packets and products for the Flash in the Pan panel discussion - a representative pic for the discussion that will take place for Chinese Lunar Year Celebrations

They’ll discuss the hottest new South East Asian food trends. At the same time, Asian food fans will be given the opportunity to taste some of the panel’s favourite flavours.

You can also join Órna from Pink K-Pop Dance for a special festival workshop: Talk That Talk by Twice. Enjoy K-Pop dance in a fun, beginner friendly class and meet other K-Pop fans! The workshop will include some stretching, basic steps, the main dance and a break with time to chat. It will take place in The LAB on Wednesday, 25 January at 7pm. Tickets are priced at €5.

A representative image from PInk K-Pop Dance - it is a special festival workshop in celebration of the Chinese Lunar Year

Find about this and all the other events here.


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