See what’s on in Macao over the coming weeks.
From events and festivals to performances and exhibitions CLICK HERE for the full calendar year.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
12 to 14 February 2021
Ushering in the Year of the Ox in 2021 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
20 to 21 February 2021
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.