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Dublin Buildings To Light Up In Red To Mark Lunar New Year

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Buildings To Light Up In Red To Mark Lunar New Year

Tourism Ireland has announced that some of Dublin's best-known buildings will be lighting up in red for the seventh year in a row to mark the 2022 Lunar New Year and to welcome the Year of the Tiger, which officially begins on Lunar New Year's Day on Tuesday February 1.


The illumination has been organised by Dublin Lunar New Year, which is a programme of Dublin City Arts Office.

Numerous civic buildings and other sites around Dublin will be illuminated in red, including the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin City Council Civic Offices in Wood Quay, Dublin City Hall, The Mansion House, the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the Westin Hotel and the Guinness Storehouse.

Tourism Ireland in China will share images of the various sites lit up in red via its social platforms to highlight Ireland's heritage to potential Chinese visitors and demonstrate a symbol of friendship between Ireland and China.

Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Statement

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons stated, "Tourism Ireland is delighted that Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Dublin once again this year, with some of our historic civic buildings and visitor attractions 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."

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