Dublin Buildings Light Up Red To Celebrate Chinese New Year
For the fourth year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings are lighting up in red to mark the 2019 Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Pig, which officially begins on Tuesday February 5. The illumination has been organised by the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in conjunction with Dublin City Council.
Numerous civic buildings and other sites around Dublin will be illuminated in red, including The Mansion House, the Civic Offices in Wood Quay, the chq Building, EPIC Irish Emigration Museum, The Convention Centre Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, the Westin Hotel, Pearse Lyons Distillery and Smithfield Square.
"A Gesture Of Genuine Friendship"
Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons commented, "Tourism Ireland is delighted that Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Dublin once again this year, with many of our historic civic buildings lighting up in red. The illumination indicates a gesture of genuine friendship and a desire to further enhance the positive relations between China and Ireland. China is an important emerging travel market and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years."
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