Galway Chinese community to celebrate Year of the Rooster

The Irish Chinese Society Galway will celebrate the Year of the Rooster this weekend by hosting the Chinese New Year Gala 2017 in aid of Cancer Care West. This event will be held on Sunday, February 19 at 12-4 pm at The g Hotel Galway.

The local Chinese community wants to share the joy of the upcoming Spring Festival with their Irish friends and local communities, and also want to raise funds for Cancer Care West. The Spring Festival, which is commonly celebrated by all Chinese across the world, is the most important traditional festivity of the Chinese community. Over the years, the Spring Festival celebration in Galway has gradually been integrated into the local mainstream culture and becomes one of the most celebrated events in Galway.

The Irish Chinese Society Galway has the pleasure to invite University College Cork’s Confucius Institute to perform at the Chinese New Year Gala 2017. The Chinese New Year Gala will be focused on performances by UCC’s Confucius Institute. Performances will include Chinese calligraphy, traditional paper cutting, Chinese dancing and Qigong demonstration.

Shifu Niall O’Floinn from Chen Tai Chi Ireland will lead a Tai Chi Demonstration. Multi-award winning world fiddle player Brendan Larrissey will also perform with Irish dancers. The gala will also feature the traditional dragon and lion dance, martial arts, Chinese folk dance, singing from the local school choir and performance by Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe.

This event is free, family-friendly and open to the general public. They welcome donations for Cancer Care West.

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