DUBLIN, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny on Thursday evening announced details of Cruinniu na Casca, a new national day of culture and creativity.
The festival will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin and in every county nationwide.
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in some countries, including Ireland.
The festival aims to celebrate culture and creativity in contemporary Irish society through a rich variety of live music and dance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, special events and more.
Cruinniu na Casca, which directly translates as "a meeting at Easter", will be an annual free festival which celebrates culture and creativity in contemporary Irish society, with a special focus on events for families and children.
At the launch ceremony, Kenny said Cruinniu na Casca is "an initiative that is close to my heart," adding that the theme for Cruinniu na Casca 2017 is diversity and inclusion.
He believed the festival has "the potential to enrich our social and cultural lives long into the future".