Chinese New Year Celebrations
23 February 2013
Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. Well, we promise your family won’t be starved of entertainment this Chinese New Year.
Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year: the Year of the Snake
This year Carrickfergus Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme is planning something a bit different. The celebration will take place in a marquee at the Castle Green, Carrickfergus on Saturday 23rd February 2013 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and is open to everyone.
On stage this year we are hoping to welcome back the Face Changer, a Ribbon Dancer, a Chinese Folk Dancer, Tai Chi Fan Dancers, and a show-stopping performance of Japanese Taiko Drums. The Celebration will kick off with the Lion Dance, their third visit to the Borough.
Aside from the performances, there will be activities for everyone to enjoy, such as face painting, arts and crafts, calligraphy, costumes to try on, food tasting, even an opportunity to meet a snake. And, if we are all able to make enough noise and commotion, we may even wake the Dragon!
I hope you all can come along to this event and experience one of Northern Ireland’s most colourful and exciting cultures.