SLIDESHOW: Explosion of colour and costume at Chinese NI spectacle

From dragons to Chinese ladies in ballet-style outfits, there was a galaxy of elaborate costumes on display at the Ulster Hall at the weekend.

The event on Sunday came one day ahead of the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival.

A scene from the event in Belfast

A scene from the event in Belfast

It followed the official Chinese New Year on February 8.

The above is a selection of images from the event in Belfast city centre.