City Of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival 2014
Slí An Chroí and Complex Productions are delighted to once again produce the 5th annual Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration, now bigger and better than ever.
Since the inaugural event in the snow of December 2010, this colourful gathering of local community together with national and international visitors, has established itself as a stand out indigenous celebration. It is a FREE, family friendly event, bringing together traditional storytelling, poetry and céilí, as well as craft making. It embraces hospitality, culture and heritage awareness through a processional parade, culminating in a powerful, moving, collective fire ceremony. This magical experience honours the Irish ancestral legacy of marking major seasonal celebrations. Young and old are central to this inclusive gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures. The Celebration invites everyone to take part through costuming, drumming, parading, flag carrying and being a participant in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony, the traditional climax on Smithfield Square.21st December 5pm-7pm Gathering Begins: 5pm, The National Museum, Decorative Arts And History, Collins Barracks in The Riding School Hall. Lighting Of The Winter Solstice Ceremonial Fire: 6.00pm, Clarke Square, Collins Barracks. Parade Assembles: 6.15pm, Clarke Square, Collins Barracks Parade Route: Ellis Quay and Arran Quay to Smithfield Square Fire Ceremony: 6.45pm-7.15pm, Smithfield Square FREE event