Macau New Year Festival


New Year is celebrated in all hotels, restaurants and other places in Macau.
The government regularly gives a free firework display at mid-night at the
Nam Van Lakes.

The whole city is also deck with decorations, from Christmas
decor, to New Year decor, and finally to Chinese New Year decor. Three events,
one after the other.

New Year notes from wikipedia:

New Year’s Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year’s Day. In 21st-century Western practice, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.

New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, falling exactly one week after Christmas Day of the previous year.

In modern times, it is January 1. In Macau, it is a holiday.

It is a holy day to many of those who still use the Julian calendar, which includes followers of some of the Eastern Orthodox churches, and is celebrated on January 14 of the Gregorian calendar due to differences between the two calendars.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2007
Portuguese: Feliz Natal e Bom Ano Novo 2007


Highlights for January 2010

St. Petersburg’s Ballet Theatre presents three scenes from ‘The Nutcracker’ as the perfect opening for 2010.

Macau Orchestra will present several concerts this month, with renowned soprano Zhang Liping and Lü Jia, Music Director of the Macau Orchestra, presenting Mahler’s ideal vision of ‘the joy of heaven’ in the Mahler’s Fourth Concert. The Orchestra also presents ‘Mozart Church Sonatas’ and ‘Passion for the Romantic Period’ at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St. Dominic’s Church and Dom Pedro V Theatre. Sarah Chang and American pianist Andrew von Oeyen perform in the ‘Sarah Chang Violin Recital’.

Chinese Lion Dances and Portuguese Folk Dances at the A-Ma Temple and Ruins of St. Paul’s on Saturdays and Sundays.

Check out ‘Michelin Guide – Hong Kong & Macau 2010’ to track down local restaurants.

The first Macau International Movie Festival will screen world-class movies, while the successful local drama ‘A Strange New Neighbour’ will perform on stage again.

Learn traditional Chinese crafts at Lou Kau Mansion.

‘Macau Sinulog 2010’ promises to build on the popularity of this Filipino event with parades and dance performances the order of the day . . . and why not take advantage of free informative guided tours to the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macau and to three very special churches.

Canto-pop singer Leon Lai invites you to his ‘Dream Wedding’ concert on 1 January to welcome in the New Year, while Raymond Lam brings his ‘Let’s Get Wet’ concert to the Macau stage.

Na Ying returns to the music business and recalls her 20 years of music-making in her ‘Na Ying Live in Macau’.

Taiwan pop singer ELVA Hsiao will perform her ‘Live in Macau 2010’ and Jan Lamb will bring his ‘Yes I Do Standup Comedy’ to Macau audiences. Catch all these concerts at The Venetian.

Enjoy the ‘Red Years – Exhibition Photographs by Zheng Jingkang’ at the Macau Museum as well as the ‘Season of Return’ and ‘Glories of the Dawn’ at the Macau Arts Museum. Meanwhile, in Beijing, the ‘Decade of Achievements Exhibition celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Macau SAR’ with a wide variety of innovative displays.