Chinese New Year Celebration in Macau 2017
January 28 - January 30
The Chinese New Year Celebration in Macau will be from 28-30 January.
The upcoming year will be the Year of the Rooster according to the lunar new year 2017.
There will be activities around the city including dragon dances, lion dances, parade floats, exhibitions and firework displays.
The14 float Parade is themed on a tale about the God of Wealth and a Golden Eggs Celebration of the New Year; it will weave along some of the most atmospheric districts of the city.
Dozens of performers from Macao, Hong Kong, Mainland China along with onstage Hong Kong and Macao singers will provide entertainment.
Most spectacles will be broadcast in Chinese and Portuguese on giant screens throughout the city.
A spectacular fireworks display capping festivities on the inaugural evening will be held along the waterfront.
Activities lined up for Chinese New Year as usual will feature the Golden Dragon and Lion Parade slated for the first day (28/1, 11:00am).
A 238-metre long golden dragon and 18 lions will prowl and prance from the Ruins of St. Paul’s to Lilau Square to A-Ma Tample and Sai Van Lake Square.
The God of Fortune, Gods of Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity, 12 Chinese Zodiac Mascots, Entourage Boy and Girl, five Macao Tourism Ambassadors plus dragon and lion teams will traverse Macao, distributing red ‘laisee’ packets and souvenirs (28-29/1).
Meanwhile, the Lion Dance Competition will be held in Senado Square (30/1, 11:00am) with Lion Dance and Wushu performances hosted by Tap Siac Square (31/1, 4:00pm).
Golden Dragon and Lion Parade
Enquiries: (853) 2833 3000
Organizer: Macao Government Tourism Office
Lion Dance Competition
Enquiries: (853) 2823 6363
Organizers: Sports Bureau, Macao Federation of Trade Unions
Free admission to all activities
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