In 2020, Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will celebrate the Year of the Rat. Each year DCNYF invites everyone to be part of the celebrations and immerse yourself in Chinese culture, as Dublin City celebrates with a programme that includes talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family friendly events. The festival will feature signature events featuring all art forms from film, talks and visual art to music, dance and sport over a two-week period. Traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities will be at the heart of the festival including festivities and ceremonies, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, culinary delights, arts and crafts, chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children’s events.