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17TH MACAO CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL
12 to 21 January 2018
With its eccentric arts programme, there is no shortage of things to see and do during the Fringe, courtesy of a wide array of local troupes and overseas artists. “Treasure Hunting” is this year’s festival theme featuring 23 programmes covering interactive performance, installations, exhibitions, dance and theatre.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
16 to 18 February 2018
Ushering in the Year of the Dog in 2018 this is arguably the most significant Chinese festival of the year. Celebrations last for up to 10 days with colourful parades which fill the streets, vibrant dragon and lion dances, religious temple visits, colourful lanterns and music and dance shows held in the important city squares. During the event, locals fill their houses with flowers and set off firecrackers to ward off evil spirits.
PROCESSION OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD
17 to 18 February 2018
The religious celebration of “Senhor dos Passos” takes place every year on the first Sunday of Lent, when the statue of Christ carrying the cross is carried between St. Augustine’s Church and the Cathedral and back again during a grand procession with local clergy in full regalia. Legend has it that, hundreds of years ago, it was taken to the cathedral by the church people and miraculously found its way back to the church’s altar. The event is held each year to commemorate that extraordinary event.