Chinese Lantern Making 6pm (6-9yrs) & 7:30pm (10-13yrs) Free event – Booking Required
As part of Culture Night, An Táin Arts Centre’s Emerging Visual Artist in Residence Lijuan McQuillan will host two Chinese lantern making workshops for children aged 6-9yrs (6pm) and children aged 10-13 yrs (7:30pm).
Lijuan was born in China and has lived in Ireland for almost 20 years. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture and occurs at this time. To celebrate the end of the autumn harvest, there are many cultural customs, for instance moon worship, family reunion to eat mooncakes and watch the moon; carrying and lighting lanterns; burning incense and performance of dragons. Lijuan will carry out two sessions of Chinese lantern making. Bringing together her diverse past experiences of living in China to Culture Night.
This is a free event, but booking is required.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts supported by the Arts Council and Louth County Council.