Tuesday 1st to Sunday 6th February

Hill Street Family Resource Centre has been celebrating Lunar New Year for eight years. Although this year the celebration cannot take place on the street, Hill Street FRC is happy to host this year’s celebration online from February 1st to 12th 2022.  

Day 1 – Tuesday 1st February

Welcome to Hill Street Familiy Resource Centre Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration 2022

Lunar New Year well wishes from Hill Street FRC families

Twelve of our Hill Street Family Resource Centre families want to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year.

Learn how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese

Chinese New Year is coming up! Let’s learn how to wish a happy New Year in Chinese and some of the most popular Chinese New Year greetings and wishes.

Chinese Dance – The Lantern Feast

Join our ‘The Lantern Feast dance group from Hill Street FRC to begin our Lunar New Year Celebration!

Day 2 – Wednesday 2nd February

Chinese Tea Ceremony demonstration

Chinese tea ceremony. Watch Qu Wang Qi demonstrating the art and ritual of making Chinese tea.

Did you know China has over 4000 years of history of making tea? In China, tea is traditionally served to elders as a sign of respect from the younger generation.

Storytelling: The Story of the Lunar New Year

Listen to Nora tell the story of the Chinese New Year.

Trumpet Piece by Theo Flynn

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Theo Flynn plays the beautiful ‘A Child is Born’ on the trumpet!

Day 3 – Thursday 3rd February

Paper cutting

On day 3 of the Lunar New Year Yuxuan Chen and Yuchen Zheng show us how to cut paper to make a Tiger and Spring symbol. With just a few simple supplies, you too can make this New Year craft! We would love to see your creations using the hashtag #HSFRCLunarYear

Nail Art for the Year

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Sabrina will demonstrate how to paint your nails for the Year of the Tiger.

Day 4 – Friday 4th February

Storytelling in English and Chinese: Lion Dance

To learn more about how people celebrate the Lunar New Year, listen to Lisa and her daughter Amia tell the story ‘Lion Dance’, read in English & Mandarin. Write a comment if you are enjoying the New Year celebrations so far!

Violin piece

Listen to Hao Wen Liu as he plays ‘Butterfly’s Love’ on the violin to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Day 5 – Saturday 5th February

How to make a Chinese Knot

Learn how to make a Chinese knot demonstrated by Xian Guo. The Chinese knot is made from a single thread. The knot symbolizes good luck and prosperity in the Lunar New Year!

Family Bingo Night

For all the lucky families who collected their Bingo books, stay tuned tomorrow night for our Family Fun BINGO night and celebrate the Lunar New Year and win some great prizes! Check your emails for the Zoom link!

Day 6 – Sunday 6th February

Tiger Paper Craft

Anna Zheng will show us how to make a paper tiger craft. With just a few simple supplies, you too can make this New Year craft! We would love to see your creations using the hashtag #HSFRCLunarYear
Remember to submit your pictures of your door or window decorations before midnight on Monday 7th February to be in with a chance to win some great prizes.

Tiger Face painting

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger by transforming into a beautiful tiger! Today, Jennifer and Atlas show us an amazing DIY tiger facepaint!

Tiger Yoga Streching

Join Indie and her yoga instructer Jennifer from Hill Street FRC to learn how to do the Tiger Yoga Pose and stretching for the year of the Tiger! The Tiger Yoga Pose imitates the stretch a tiger does when it wakes up! It helps to stretch your back muscles and spine!


The annual Lunar New Year Community Celebration is hosted by Hill Street Family Resource Centre in partnership with the North East Inner City Initiative and supported by Dublin City Council.

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