Dancers and performers paraded through Macao on 16 December 2018 at the annual Macao International Parade to celebrate the 19th Anniversary of Macao’s return to China.
Embracing the theme “Love, Peace, and Cultural Integration”, the parade began at the Ruins of St.Paul’s and continued down Sai Van Lake Square.
More than 1,700 entertainers participated in the event. 76 groups were from Macao as well as Mainland China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Russia and the Portuguese-speaking countries including Portugal, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique.
The Parade highlighted the cultural blend between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries and drew over 150,000 people to it. For those who missed the event or would like a second chance to appreciate it, please have a look at our Zoom section!
TEXT Cathy Lai
PHOTOS Eric Tam and Courtesy of Cultural Affairs Bureau