For the fifth year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings will be lighting up in red to mark the 2020 Chinese New Year and to welcome the Year of the Rat – which
officially begins next week (Chinese New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, 25 January this year). The illumination has been organised by the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in conjunction with Dublin City Council.
Pictured are Tom Brabazon, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin; Ms Xia Lining, wife of ambassador; HE He Xiangdong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland; and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.
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 (The CCD), the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the Westin Hotel, Carmichael House and the Guinness Storehouse.