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City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival - 21 December 2017

 
City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival
 
Where: DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square
When: 5.30-8pm on 21 December 2017
Indoor Festival: 5.30-7pm
Outdoor Festival and Parade: 7-8pm
Partners: Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company
 
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Slí an Chroí in partnership with Dublin City Council and Dublin Institute of Technology are delighted to announce the 8th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival taking place on Thursday 21 December 2017 from 5.30-7pm.
 
Indoor Festival: 5.30-7pm, DIT Grangegorman Campus
The gathering begins. All are welcome to come and enjoy storytelling sessions, poetry readings, face painting and craft making to work on masks, banners and wreaths for the parade.
 
Outdoor Festival and Parade Assembly: 7pm, An Croí – DIT Grangegorman Campus
 
Parade assembles at 7pm and starts at 7.10pm, moving from DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square and culminates in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony.
 
Young and old are invited to take part in this year’s magical parade which honours the Winter Solstice on December 21, marking the shortest day of the year which is celebrated worldwide across a range of cultures.
 
This family festival is a colourful gathering of local communities with national and international visitors celebrating the Winter Solstice, bringing together traditional storytelling, poetry and craft making with the processional parade culminating in a powerful and moving collective fire ceremony in Dublin’s Smithfield Square.
 
The Celebration invites everyone to take part in this inclusive gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures through workshops, costuming, drumming, parading, flag carrying and being a participant in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony, the traditional climax on Smithfield Square.
 
All activities are free.