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18TH MACAO CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL
11 to 27 January 2019
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. “Extra ㆍ Ordinary” is this year’s festival theme featuring 18 extraordinary programmes covering interactive performance, installations, exhibitions, dance, music and theatre. Find out more.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
5 to 7 February 2019
Ushering in the Year of the Pig in 2019 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
9 to 10 March 2019
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.