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29TH MACAO ARTS FESTIVAL
27 April to 31 May 2018
Performance artists from across the world gather in Macao for the annual Arts Festival. Over the course of a month, audiences can enjoy a dazzling programme of local and international theatre, traditional and modern dance, Chinese and Western music, multimedia and visual arts. To top things off, several performances are hosted by some of Macao’s enchanting and atmospheric UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites.
FEAST OF THE DRUNKEN DRAGON
One of Macao’s most famous – and wild – local festivals, this event involves fishermen drinking large amounts of rice wine and dancing with wooden dragons in a procession that takes them from the Kuan Tai temple near Senado Square to Macao’s Inner Harbour. This is all done to commemorate the slaying of a sea dragon.
THE MACAO INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES
16 to 18 June 2018
The Dragon Boat Festival (which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar) commemorates the Chinese poet Qu Yuan, who protested corruption by drowning himself. Today, the hugely popular Macao International Dragon Boat Races take place on Nam Van Lake on the historic Praia Grande shorefront with many local and international teams participating in one of the most popular outdoor parties in Macao.