Saturday, February 10, 2018

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Macao

Macao will soon be filled with the colourful sights and sounds of Chinese New Year as it welcomes the 'Year of the Dog.' If you're visiting Macao on holiday this week, make sure you don't miss these Chinese New Year fireworks displays and the Chinese New Year parades

Chinese New Year celebrations in Macao

From February 16, Macao's bustling city streets will be transformed with sparkling lanterns and new year decorations, ready for the week-long festive Chinese New Year period. This is the most important and colourful festival in Macao


Chinese New Year celebrations in Macao

Excited crowds will be wowed with show-stopping parades, cultural performances and breathtaking firework displays. The festive programme begins with the Golden Dragon and Lion Parade on February 16, when a 238-metre golden dragon and 18 lions will lead a parade from the iconic Ruins of St Paul's past some of Macao's most famous sites, finishing at Sai Van Lake Square

On February 16 and 17, lucky red 'lai see' packets will be given out to residents and visitors by Macao tourism mascots and ambassadors, while artistic groups from across Europe and Asia will perform around the city, enhancing the seasonal atmosphere.  


Chinese New Year celebrations in Macao

The highlight events of the Chinese New Year festivities in Macao are the two Parades for Celebration of the Year of the Dog, which take place on the third and ninth days of Chinese New Year (18 and 24 February). Illuminated floats and over 1000 performers from around the world will make their way through the historic streets and plazas of Macao

The first parade begins with an opening ceremony at Sai Van Lake Square and culminates in a firework display in front of the Macau Tower. The second parade runs from Rua Norte do Patane to Iao Hon Market Garden, where there will be cultural performances from local Macao singers.

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