Chinese Events

A lot of China- and Chinese-related events have been taking place during the past few years, ranging from Chinese conversation classes, how to address relatives in Chinese (which appears to be a complicated and delicate matter even for people from China), workshops in dumpling-making, a series of talks about travel and study destinations in China, and of course various festivities as the Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival and Qingming.

Find out more about the regular events like the conversation classes, the Lantern Festival or Qingming.

Have a look at our weekly calendar and be inspired. All events are open to all students across the DCU campuses. If you’re interested in organizing your own event or teaching a class, please get in touch.

Chinese Conversation Class

Different conversation classes for beginners, intermediate or advanced learners of Chinese, taught by students who are native speakers of Chinese. Students who conduct language classes receive an induction prior to their teaching to familiarize them with didactic techniques in language teaching and the communicative approach that is followed in the Languaculture Space.

Lunar New Year

Chinese Spring Festival

As one of the most celebrated festivals in Chinese community across the world, Chinese Spring Festival, or sometimes called Lunar New Year, embraces family reunification, harvest of the past year, and of course the best wishes for the new year upon the arrival of Spring! Organised by Chinese exchange students every February at LCS, the Chinese …

Chinese Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

A Chinese festival that marks the last day of the Chinese New Year, after which all the New Year taboos can be abolished and all the decorations are taken down.

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival

A Chinese festival at the beginning of April each year, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, where families visit their relatives’ graves to pray and make offerings (e.g. traditional food dishes). Customs, traditions and food are shared.