The Festival celebrates that country’s New Year and sees off the old by sprinkling water and offering prayers. On the first day of the Festival (22/4), monks pray and distribute blessed rice (12:00 noon) followed by a Blessings Parade (1:30pm), while the Myanmar and Southeast Asia Cuisine and Cultural Festival (12:00 noon to 10:00pm) features booths of tempting southeast Asian fare, while Folk Music and Dance Performances (7:30pm) will get you in the groove.
Highlights of the Festival include the Festooned Vehicle Parade (22/4, 10:00am to 12:30pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm; 23/4, 10:00am to 1:00pm, starting in front of the Hotline Building, Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção) and the Water Festival Carnival (23/4, 9:30am to 5:00pm, Taipa Houses). In addition, an exhibition (22-24/4, 10:00am to 10:00pm, Man Hou Gallery, 1st Floor at the Plaza Restaurant) which showcases photos of the Festival and the culture of Guangxi will add even more colour to this exotic funfest!
Enquiries: (853) 2855 3995
Organizer: Macau Association of Mutual Help of Myanmar Overseas Chinese
Free admission to all activities
Macao Government Tourism Office, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Communications Museum, Macao Science Center, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Bureau of Macao Affairs), Catholic Diocese of Macau, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Ponte 16 Macau, The Venetian Macao, Galaxy Macau, Studio City, Huayan Group, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd., McDonald’s Macau, Ox Warehouse, Albergue SCM, Rui Cunha Foundation, Hiu Kok Experimental Theatre, Step Out, Macau Association of Mutual Help of Myanmar Overseas Chinese, Chinese Opera Association of Terretstrial and Maritime Dwellers of Barra, Macau Note: All information is provided by the organizers. Activities subject to change, please check with the organizers.