This year the “Parade through Macao, Latin City” has been renamed “Macao International Parade”, with a significant goal towards internationalization, demonstrating the unique charm of Macau.
Since its first edition in 2011, the Parade gradually became one of the city’s annual events celebrating Macao’s handover to China, as well as also an important cultural brand of the city. Every year, participating groups from all over the world, as well as extraordinary local artists, lead residents and tourists in an adventure through streets and alleys full of history in a festive atmosphere, showcasing Macao’s unique cultural characteristics as well as its ambience of cultural integration, promoting cultural and artistic interaction and exchange as well. The Parade brings joy and merriment to the celebration of Macau’s handover while offering an opportunity to promote the city’s unique culture abroad.
The extraordinary opening performance will take place at the Ruins of St. Paul’s at 3:00pm. Lively performances follow each other in a unique and creative manner. Head to the vibrant dancefloor at Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam. The city’s busy streets and avenues are transformed into a vibrant dance floor, featuring ethnic dances, amusing puppets, acrobatic performers with elaborate costumes and more creating a joyful atmosphere. The Handover Celebration will be held at 6:30pm at Sai Van Lake Square where participating groups from Macao and from all over the world gather to celebrate a feast of “Love, Peace and Cultural Integration”. Everyone is invited to dance to the rhythm of the party!
When: 3:00pm–6:30pm, Saturday, December 17, 2017
How much: Free admission
For more details, visit www.icm.gov.mo